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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2013

    I know so many people who will hate me for this rating and review. I also know many who would agree...

    Poor man's Alice in Wonderland.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    This is a perfect film.

  • Super 8

    Super 8 2011

    ★★½ Added

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

    Elle Fanning was great I thought. Other than that, I just didn't care. I didn't care for the monster - I didn't feel there was any real connection between the kid and the monster. You always knew the day was going to be saved and our main characters may be a little better off for the experience.

    We never saw the monster and had any meaningful experiences with the monster. There was no way I was going to feel anything…

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2012

    I'm a sucker for sports movies, so there were definitely points where I wanted to get up out of my seat and cheer.

    Brad Pitt with another great performance in this one and Jonah Hill with a very good performance too.

    The story is well told, the film is shot well and the music and sound creates an exciting atmosphere.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2012

    Had more humor than the previous MI movies, but just because it had some slow scenes where there wasn't any action and it had a somewhat-"name director" doesn't make this a great film.

    Better than the previous three, yep. Worth a watch, not really.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jul, 2012

    Fantastic for a second time.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2012

    Intelligent. Measured. Restrained. Amazing.

    This film is so pretty, the attention to detail is phenomenal. It creates a breath-taking atmosphere of suspense and britishness.

    This film is very slow-paced, but the payoff is definitely worth it. This film requires its audience to pay attention and be intelligent. The performance by Gary Oldman is fantastic and all of the supporting performances are equal in measure.

    A truly intelligent spy film that all cinephiles should see.

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2013

    Very entertaining look at a dystopian world.

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring 2013

    ★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2013

    Well-shot film by Sofia Coppola. Not as abstract as Somewhere, not as mainstream, or as brilliant, as Lost in Translation - but still a fine movie. Emma Watson shows some range here too.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    The greatest modern comedy. The writing is superb, the cast is stellar and the atmosphere is developed so well. You either buy in or you don't and this film is one I could watch anywhere, anytime. Simply brillant.

  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker 2008

    ★★½ Added 1

    I can see why America would love this film. It glorifies war, and this man learns no lesson - he learns that he loves war even more so than his family and has been at war for so long that he can't live outside that environment.

    Maybe I missed the point, but I just didn't feel this flick. There was no suspense for me - he was always going to be a hero that didn't die. He's a hero, that despite his reckless ways, will save the day - I get it.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect 2012

    ★★★ Watched 13 Dec, 2013 1

    Very comfortable in it's own skin. Does its tweeny-pop genre well. Good on them. Also, I have a crush on Anna Kendrick