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  • Sullivan's Travels

    Sullivan's Travels 1941

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2013

    Showed this to my dad in an attempt to get him to stop ranting about the world's problems to me and make a joke once in a while. We were both entertaining.

    "I've you don't stop I will poke you in the nose!"

    Aww how adorable is this. The slapstick is funny in a camp way too. I love movies where the plots get outlandishly unpredictable.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown 1997

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Mar, 2013

    + The atmosphere of California beaches, shopping malls and driving cars is like a good coming of age movie.
    + Adding cool dialogue and actual acting to a blaxploitatinon style is awesome
    - The plot-heavy dialogue about the money will kill repeat viewings

    I've been disappointed in the films I've seen lately so I'm not going to watch any for a while to let this good inspirational feeling last.


  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jan, 2013

    + It's a fun exploitation movie. What raises it above the films Tarantino is paying homage to is the performances, the lyrical dialogue and his music choices.
    + Very interesting setting and characters
    + Ridiculously bloody fun gun fights
    - he made the third act up while shooting and it feels weaker and makes it like its gone on long enough.

    It's a fun nostalgic time at the movies.

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty 1999

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 28 Sep, 2012

    + As far as dramas go this is incredibly powerful because of how relatable every character is (even while being cliché). We all go through moments about what our purpose is. It also feels private and personal.
    + Dat iconic soundtrack
    - Some people make fun of the more iconic artistic moments of the film like how he's jerks off to fucking rose petals and the acting during the floating bag scene ("sometimes the worlds so beautiful I just can't take it"). I can go with it but these criticisms stick in my head.

  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile 1999

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2012 2

    + It's known as the greatest tear jerker of all time and it works. When it gets going the music and the acting in unrelenting in making you cry, sorta like how porn is unrelenting in making you jerk.
    + Great story and characters
    - Scenes with the wives made me get bored and start reading my tablet

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red 1994

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2012

    I can't really explain why I like this film so much. There is barely any plot and what is there doesn't make sense. What it does have though is:
    + Irene Jacob is fascinating as a woman all alone. Would hug.
    + Focuses on feelings with it's strong use of colour and music.
    + Interesting day to day conversations that you can't help but listen in too
    + Quite a chilled out film, must be the french accents

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2012

    I'm quite obsessed with this film, more than any film that's come out in recent years. Let me explain how:

    + Rewatched the perfect teaser trailer and insane 8 minute trailer about 20 times
    + Followed a tumblr blog filled with artistic production photos

    + Film didn't disappoint, the cinematography, music, acting, lighting, editing were all done to the highest professional level. I remember asking myself "why can't all films be done by David Fincher".
    + The get…

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Jul, 2012

    + Craig and Eva Green play the most captivating Bond and Bond girl I've seen, perfect casting and acting all round
    + Action is top notch, though I always felt the final set piece wasn't as exciting as the ones before it
    + The locations, clothes, and the little details in how the characters moved are all smooth and cool
    - Product placement

    It's hard to say what made this movie work so well since the brains behind it made the other modern Bond films but it's a brilliant action film.

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Jun, 2012

    Oh man does this film look good in HD. Wonderful looking characters, a well designed Paris and food that looks good enough to eat. The story is definitely the weirdest for a Pixar story but you can feel the passion of the character for creating and has a great uplifting ending. The only thing that lets it down for me is that the script is too plot heavy with no good lines and children would find it boring.

  • The World's End

    The World's End 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 06 Sep, 2013

    Edgar Wright regularly rewatches his films and I think he had that in mind when he made. Rewatching it I picked up a few more details and it now feels like a classic like Back to the Future.
    + Appointment with Dr. Ink - robots were filled with ink
    + Pub names were like chapter titles
    + Literally fought the current generation
    + The five musketeers (so two can die)
    + Martin Freeman's blank subtly saying lets not call them robots and the blank character was also a salesmen

  • Glory

    Glory 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2013

    + Denzel Washington. Made me want a black best friend and to be all politically correct.
    + Charging Fort Wagner gave me a rush. It was a playful reenactment atmosphere. Zwick loves a war movie.
    + Paced well. I liked all the little challenges like training the army, getting their supplies and wages. There isn't a bad scene.
    - Music was overboard when it was just Mathew Broderick staring off into the distance but I loved the final 1812 overture like song.

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Jun, 2013

    On rewatch I realize how long this movie feels.

    The first two acts involves Di Caprio getting close to Danial Day Lewis (who has a phenomenal presence) after growing up to get revenge on him killing his father when he was young. One of the characters points out how it's Shakespearean and it's quite refreshing to see this sort of plot. It's also full of crazy Scorsese editing that makes it watchable.

    Then in the final act the gang war…