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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    I liked the first one quite a bit, and was hoping that this one would continue that trend, despite the negative word of mouth. Sadly, this entry in the series is quite the slog, and the padding and bloat are REALLY evident this time around. The pacing is just way off, and Smaug himself is really poorly realized (especially when compared to Gollum). Overall, while there are some great moments and sequences sprinkled throughout, the film ultimately succumbs to the tedium that results from trying to stretch a 100 page story to fill three epic-length feature films.

  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    I'm not exactly sure what I just watched, but I do know that I liked it quite a bit. This is a thoroughly compelling head trip of a movie featuring great performances and some gorgeous, haunting imagery.

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  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 May, 2014

    It’s…not bad (I guess?), but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit disappointed. And that is despite going in with lowered expectations. There are some legit GREAT moments sprinkled throughout, but they are few and far between and I don’t know if they add up to anything worthwhile. The human stuff is REALLY boring, and I know that’s just kinda something that comes with the territory in Godzilla films, but here it sort of sinks the entire…

  • A Tale of Two Sisters 2003

    ★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2013

    Stylistically, it's pretty incredible. Beyond that, though, it's a bit of a boring mess, and it never really engaged me on anything more than a surface level.