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  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2015

    Conan the Barbarian is a film I appreciate more every time I watch it. The first time I saw this film I must admit I was underwhelmed. I was expecting a hilarious film from beginning to end, a movie that I could laugh at. With repeated viewings I've come to realize that this may be as close to the essence of pulp fantasy writing as we may get onscreen.

    The key is the film's commitment to a serious tone despite…

  • Shrek

    Shrek 2001

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jan, 2015

    Hard to imagine Shrek was ever so innocent in the beginning. The one that started it all still holds up pretty well.

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  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Mar, 2013

    Hands down the greatest use of Britney Spears in any film.

  • Barefoot Gen

    Barefoot Gen 1983

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2012

    This is one of the most disturbing and depressing films I've ever seen, animated or otherwise. It's a little bit uneven in tone, and has a pretty dated soundtrack, but it's still a great little film about hope.