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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2015

    Having worked in the real estate appraisal industry for the last 13 years, I remember well doing huge batches of appraisals prior to the mortgages getting securitized into big bundles by a now-defunct bank I can't name for confidentiality purposes. ;) The valuations at my office were always honest, but one thing always stood out about these batches. They were in the roughest parts of the metropolitan area in places where values had tripled and nowadays the values have gone…

  • Dangerous Men

    Dangerous Men 2005

    Watched 14 Dec, 2015

    I am going to have to pull a whimsy-kun and say that I can't give this a star rating.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2013

    I didn't plan on watching this twice in one day, but circumstances made that happen. It is a good thing too since it made a lot more sense and ended up being more enjoyable to me the second time around.

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jun, 2013

    June Challenge film 55. What can I say about this film that hasn't been said far more eloquently by others? The first 15 minutes or so of this movie I found to be very nonsensical and I seriously considered turning it off and cutting my losses on the rental. Thankfully, I am not someone who usually turns things off and I stuck with it.

    Once you get into the various characters and their different timelines, this film really becomes a…