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  • Dirty Grandpa

    Dirty Grandpa 2016

    ½ Watched 22 Apr, 2016

    a completely negative and awful film

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ½ Watched 24 Dec, 2015

    wipe the fog of nostalgia from your eyes...this is empty.
    all derivative, all rehashed. no creativity, no soul.

  • Love

    Love 2015

    ★★½ Watched 29 Nov, 2015

    The eroticism was enticing and passionate--and served the narrative well. Noe's cinematography was notable (as per usual) The story was thin and immature--in that the characters and their behavior and relationship was infantile, and perhaps that is what Noe intended. The concept of Love, and how this couple seemed to view it in very shallow, physical, one-dimensional terms. The male lead character is completely unsympathetic, and almost all of his actions were met with confusion and frustration from myself. The…

  • People, Places, Things

    People, Places, Things 2015

    ★★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2015

    warm hearted film and Jemaine Clement does a good job both with comedy and range

  • Hits

    Hits 2014

    ½ Watched 02 Jun, 2015

    I cannot fucking believe David Cross made this, and some of the people he got to be in it.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★ Watched 19 May, 2015

    It's been a while since I've seen any of the original 'mad max' films, and
    I also did not see this in 3d so I may have missed half of the experience of the film.

    to start I was surprised at how unremarkable most of the cinematography was. aside from some of the wide shots of the desert landscape (especially going into the windstorm) and the opening shot of Max I thought it was pretty normal--not terrible, but nothing amazing.…

  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2015

    the film strayed from certain conventions which was nice.

  • Victim

    Victim 2011

    Watched 19 Nov, 2014

    the themes of the film were good, but the cinematography, (most) acting, and score were atrocious

  • B.I.K.E.

    B.I.K.E. 2006

    ★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    I loved the subculture and people this film explored, but several aspects seemed contrived.

  • John Mulaney: New In Town

    John Mulaney: New In Town 2012

    ½ Watched 11 Nov, 2014


  • BMX Bandits

    BMX Bandits 1983

    ½ Watched 05 Nov, 2014


  • Summer of Blood

    Summer of Blood 2014

    ★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    Tukel's writing is funny, but i didn't care about the vampire aspect