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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 28 May, 2016 3

    I didn't read any reviews for this film before watching it but I was familiar with the overall sentiment of reviewers, which can perhaps be best summarized as "meh". However as a big fan of both First Class and Days of Future Past I decided to see Apocalypse anyway, and I am glad I did because I really enjoyed it. So, knowing what I do about the review scores I tried to figure out why this has a worse score…

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now 2013

    ★★½ Watched 21 May, 2016

    There were a lot of things to like about The Spectacular Now but for reasons I don't fully understand I feel like it missed the mark with me. I'm not sure if it's a good story worked on by inferior talent or vice-versa but I never felt fully invested. It touched on some really great themes and emotions but I wasn't quite able to connect.

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  • Hanna

    Hanna 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Dec, 2012 9

    I noticed on this rewatch that Hanna seems to have a lot of similarities to Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive. Both films are filled with dark and gritty noir-like themes, both have a fantastic electronic musical score, both are violent, and both take the viewer in a very different direction than expected. I am honestly surprised that this didn't receive more attention upon its release as it is a very well made film with a fantastic performance from Saoirse Ronan, especially…

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2012 1

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

    Part of the 31 Days of Horror

    Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty. Not the kitty.

    Fuck.