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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Imagine if The Transporter became unstuck in time and then traveled back to the dawn of man as depicted in 2001 and dropkicked the monolith onto someone. That, in a nutshell, is Lucy. It offers all of the pleasures of Luc Besson's b-movie action schlock but then adds in a dash of absurd arthouse experimentation which takes it to a whole other level of strange.

  • The Look of Love 2013

    ★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    It's hard to believe Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan could make a movie this dull and conventional.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2013

    Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.

    Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 15 Nov, 2012 4

    INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT

    DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.

    RICK
    This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.

    Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…