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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 May, 2015 4

    Could there possibly be a worthy sequel? Can lightning be captured twice? Visualizing a followup is like seeing the war party mirage in the distance. Not close enough to be clear and perhaps not even really there, just in your head. But if Fury Road teaches us anything... Nothing is impossible.

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996

    ★½ Watched 15 May, 2015 5

    I don't think I could have experienced a larger drop in quality then by watching The Island of Dr. Moreau the morning after watching Fury Road. I mean, it's a Grand Canyon of contrast. I found myself bumping the volume anytime Kilmer or Brando was speaking because I couldn't understand anything they were saying. Then a squealing animal-man would interrupt and since I had the sound so loud, the noise would rattle my eardrums and I would grimace in disgust.…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2012 18

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2013 8

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…