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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015

    Fury Road is a decent 2 hour trailer for an amazing 2 minute movie.

    Which is a backhanded way of saying I liked it and would watch it again, but am a little befuddled by the hype and the degree of special pleading for so much of what I found missing. I've been struggling to make sense of why I couldn't connect with this for a few days while others think this is revolutionary, and so here comes the speculation…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 18 Jun, 2015 1

    Second go-round to hopefully join the cool kids table on this one. I guess it's not meant to be.

  • 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.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Dec, 2015 3

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    2.75

    SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS I MADE YOU OUT OF SPOIL

    Well i finally got around to this and despite the rant ahead I basically liked it overall, especially the first 30 minutes that we spend with Finn and Poe and Rey and BB-8. Well, not so much the naming of Finn, but whatever.

    Then Han shows up and wears out his welcome so quickly that I gradually lost interest because it wasn't giving me enough of the new characters I'd…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2016

    Better on rewatch in glorious 2D. I'd still say the action could be better, and some things aren't so well explained, but better.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2014 6

    These 3 stars are probably a lie... as I think i am in denial.

    For years I watched the people who shat on Wes Anderon's style and did not understand how they could be so wrong-headed, and here I am, by my giant Wes Anderson book, near by Anderson Criterions (each bought after owning other versions on DVD and VHS and even blu-ray)... so very disappointed.

    For the first time ever I was overwhelmed by Wes Anderon's style to the…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 Mar, 2014 3

    Didn't expect to rewatch this so soon given my initial disappointment. Perhaps it was still too soon with recent arguments and discussions still lingering, but at any rate as expected I liked some things more this time, while other flaws just seemed all the more clear.

    I made a number of nitpicks last time but at the very core I just don't find this outing as funny as a lot of people do, and I especially don't find the Zero/Gustave…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 11 Jan, 2015

    Inching up a bit on each rewatch.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2014

    A "when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory" movie if there ever was one, rather tedious and unentertaining for long stretches, relying on an emotional bond to carry the film that is just out of reach. An imperfect dock, if you will.

    There are a number of great scenes in the film, but no great performances, not much to want to revisit, and ultimately a lot less to chew on than I would have expected. The final act's…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2015

    Thanks to the ability to turn on subtitles to counter the mumbliness and sound mixing of this film, as well as much needed pee breaks for a film this long, I enjoyed this a lot more at home. The father/daughter relationship worked for me much more, and I was able to enjoy the journey, whereas for the first watch it was so obvious that the destination involved the black hole that getting there was feeling tedious and drawn out.

    That…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jan, 2013

    Did not feel nearly as long on rewatch.

    I object to Letterboxd's hero image of Calvin Candie though. Needs to be the shot of Django's face after he has blown up Candieland.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2012

    I feel inclined to give this one 5 stars because I feel like I got more entertainment out of this film than most movies, 5 stars worth of entertainment.

    I also feel it's a bit wrong though, because there are a number of things I would like to have seen done differently. I would have recast a few roles. I think Sally Menke's absence is noted. \

    But what can I say. Tarantino packs this thing full of colorful characters,…