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  • Vampire's Kiss 1988

    ★★★½ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2014

    The first film of The Alamo Drafthouse's CAGED. So hilarious that this Drafthouse even came just days after the episode of Community that warned against marathon viewing Nicolas Cage films. Couldn't think of a better kickoff to the proceedings that Vampire's Kiss; such a weird but endlessly compelling performance piece. Incredible.

  • The Rock 1996

    ★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2014

    Upon repeat viewings, I'm starting to understand that this is my favorite Michael Bay film. Dripping with silly bravado, sure, but objectively better constructed and executed than much of his brain-numbing action fare.

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  • Brick 2005

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Aug, 2012

    Brilliant movie, Rian Johnson is actually worthy of the oft bandied about genius label. Mesmerizing script, striking visuals, and stellar performances all around; especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Wrote an article about the film for Hollywood.com. Check it!

    www.hollywood.com/news/Joseph_Gordon_Levitt_Brick_Netflix_Rian_Johnson_Looper/37870082

  • Spring Breakers 2012

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2013

    One of the strangest films I think I've ever seen. The implications made by Korine's "Girls Gone Ridiculously Wild" conceit seem very straightforward, but the stylistic choices challenge knee-jerk assessments as to its true intentions. Franco's performance is spell-binding. I'm gonna need a second, if not also third, viewing to really make up my mind.