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  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    The overall structure might be predictable and the narrative a bit scattered as it seemingly adds in a ton of odd subplots that quickly dissipate in the wind, but I'll be damned if Southpaw isn't a film built on a lot of great moments. As a whole it lacks a bit of cohesiveness, but the film is packed with heartfelt and very impressive moments (mostly carried by Mr. Darko) that really hit home. It's hardly as effective as it might have been with some script work, but I'll be damned if I didn't really enjoy this film.

  • The King Boxer

    The King Boxer 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 Feb, 2016

    Sporting some oddly brutal and effective action, King Boxer is less concerned with spectacle and more concerned with setting up the plot and getting it to flow. Sometimes this plays to some awkward moments (like how the film has to wrap up so quickly at the end), but it's serious style and dark tones make it a classic in its own regards.

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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Since Pixar decided to completely abandon creativity with their last two films, I was skeptical about Inside Out. However, this is easily one of my favorites that the studio has released and one of their most ambitious, unique, and creative films of their highly regarded catalog. It's both outrageously fun and horrendously sad (a key component to the theme of the film). I'm glad to see the studio producing films like this again. It comes highly recommended.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.