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  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 May, 2015

    Fury Road has done something to Road Warrior, both positively and negatively. It's a hard thing to look at a movie with this kind of context, where a 30 year old sequel effects an original, but it's hard to ignore.

    The one overwhelming conversation on the old inter webs about fury road has been either feminism creeping into the franchise or Max being sidelined. Road Warrior opens up both of those queries. First, Max, throughout Road Warrior is somewhat of…

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985

    ★★★ Watched 23 May, 2015

    This film reeks of Spielberg.

    I think this is Gibson's best turn as Max.

    The stakes of this movie aren't very high. Max is way too much of a superhero in this film.

    The world is imaginative. The film is shot extremely well, maybe the best looking of the trilogy.

    The finale has a lot of great ideas, but the kids don't play into it very well. It's just way too similar to road warrior without the intensity or stakes.…

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  • Taxi Driver

    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

    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…