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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth 1998

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    Expected something pretty dry and 'eh'. Instead this is basically a Game of Thrones prototype. Seek it.

  • The Nightmare

    The Nightmare 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    I've woken up in the middle in the night twice since watching this and stayed awake staring at the door, ever vigilant.

    It's really good. Don't watch it.

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Oct, 2015

    rewatched for Soundtrack of Your Life #14, returning to Row Three within the next week.

  • Black Sheep

    Black Sheep 1996

    ★★ Rewatched 30 Sep, 2015

    Has all the tools for a strong 90s comedy, but was rushed, and it shows.

    Dat Kill Whitey part doh.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 30 Sep, 2015

    with running commentary from wife who likes everything but hated this somehow.

  • Spring

    Spring 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2015

    Go in cold. Go in cold. Go in cold. Go in cold.

    Nadia Hilker should be a star within the next few years.

  • Matchstick Men

    Matchstick Men 2003

    ★★★★ Rewatched 24 Sep, 2015

    Underrated in Ridley's filmography, although it does play completely differently on rewatches knowing what happens.

  • The Intern

    The Intern 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2015

    Kind of an oldschool feel-good movie, the kind of thing your parents go see and rave about, to which you smile politely and still skip it because this couldn't possibly be good.

    Well, it still may not be much of a good time for many cinephiles. It's thoroughly "nice". Everyone looks like they're in an Old Navy commercial, the score is upbeat, the emotional scenes are melodramatic. But the whole thing works anyways.

    Basically, the Intern is a 'reverse Mary…

  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros. 1993

    ★★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2015 2

    As far as cheesy 90s movies go, pretty charming and fun. Oddly I had never seen this before.

  • Selma

    Selma 2014

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 Sep, 2015 1

    Liked more this time (victim of hype). Of all previous complaints still mostly feel it falls into too many tropes, and that cutting to montage for the climax is weak sauce.

    oh, and confession time. I think "Glory" is horrible.

  • The Battle of Shaker Heights

    The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2015 1

    If you've seen season 2 of Project Greenlight you'll remember the two-man director team chosen for this movie were indecisive throughout the entire process, lacked a real directorial vision, were trouble for the producers and had to recut this thing umpteen times over in order to get something tonally consistent.

    And I like the movie anyways. A real story never emerges but at the same time it easily fits alongside modern teen movies like Paper Towns or The Kings of…

  • Hollidaysburg

    Hollidaysburg 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2015

    This, the other film from The Chair, fares better, and the shittiness of Not Cool perhaps spiked the rating higher than it would have been otherwise. That's a hell of a curve. Martemucci has a good sense for actors and more of a directorial vision (when her boyfriend allows her), which is an accomplishment given the talent pool and low budget she had available. Ho hum.