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  • King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962

    ★★★½ Watched 21 May, 2014

    Nowhere near as well crafted as the 1954 original, with none of the emotional heft, but much more entertaining. Bonus points for having a man in a Kong suit fight a live octopus. ‘Suitmation’ at its comedic finest!

  • A Fistful of Dollars 1964

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014

    This film (and the rest of the dollars trilogy) is the reason I spent much of my childhood in a poncho squinting like Clint Eastwood.

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  • The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Jun, 2012 1

    This has to be rated up there as one of Will Smith's best performances, pairing perfectly with his son, Jaden Smith. It's the kind of film that leaves you at the end of the credits wanting to be a better person.

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005

    ★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2012

    Although at first impression it hung on that fine line between quirky and knowingly arty, this flick managed to break through my skepticism and showed itself to be an honest, heartfelt and genuinely hilarious film. Some of the scenes—especially those involving the children—were brilliant and I’ll be laughing about the “back and forth” scene for months.