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  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Dec, 2014

    Twice as much Jake Gyllenhaal as the leading competitor!

  • The Help 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Dec, 2014

    I did not expect to like this at all. I was expecting another overly sentimental film pandering to it audience by treading the same ground as countless other films, while contributing nothing new or meaningful to the discussion of racism. And, honestly, that's kind of what I got. But this is one of those rare cases where the acting is strong enough to make me care about characters who would otherwise mean nothing to me. The scenes between Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are particularly effective, and I found it hard to not become at least a little bit emotionally invested in the story.

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  • 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 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2012 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.