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  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    A magnificent ode to John Carpenter.

    The mix of humor and incredible tense action sequences put this over the top. I would say this is more of a comedy than anything, but all the genre elements work so well together.

    There is a great social commentary as well about soldiers coming home. It's not an obvious PTSD message but more of a contemplative idea about having the best intentions but without any ability to deviate from your PLAN A.

    The…

  • Drug War 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    Drug War is the best reincarnation of The Bourne Trilogy. It's got that lovely realistic style of action as well as the propulsive camera work and some very subtle political undertones.

    I am not the biggest Hong Kong action movie fan. I can watch a Jon Woo film and I was a fan of Internal Affairs. What I've seen doesn't really compare with Drug War though. The acting, first of all, is top notch. Both leads do incredible jobs. Their…

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  • Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2013 5

    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…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2012 44

    Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.

    Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was…