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  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    I waited far too long to see this near-masterpiece that focuses just as much attention to the emotional battle of the characters as it does to the fist to fist combat. There is absolutely nothing flashy about the direction, the only distinguishing feature Coogler has is an insane emotional compass that he uses to guide us through these films and into teary climax(yikes). I wasn't a big fan of Fruitvale, which tried far too hard to emotionally destroy the audience…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Dec, 2016

    Definitely better than expected based on the release date and the trailers, but Ceasar is still a lesser Coen film following in the footsteps of Burn After Reading, O Brother and Hudsucker Proxy while slightly better than the actually bad films Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers. The good qualities are all obvious and expected from the Coens; well paced, well edited, well shot and quick and witty dialogue. The Coens have always loved creating worlds that are fully immersive. All of…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2013 7

    I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…

  • Gummo

    Gummo 1997

    ★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2013 6

    What the Fuck
    What the Fuck

    Cracking Shuck
    Holy Donald Duck

    Smelly Truck
    Youthful Puck

    Hair that's growing out of your back
    Kids that say the darndest things.

    Poop.

    Crepes. With bananas and asparagus.
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    Spaceships blasting 409 on a chevy nova.




    Gummo is about 100 times more bizarre than what you have just read.