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  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Apr, 2016

    Better than I remember it. Back when it came out I was disappointed at the fringe villains, but now that the trilogy is complete and I have perspective I love how much it sets up. I especially appreciate that Gordon isn't already commisioner, and how much play he ends up getting.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2016

    On the rewatch this is a bit more entertaining. I might go as far as to say I like this movie better than 2 and 3. At least the first half, which contains some pretty decent character stuff reminiscent of the first movie. It did go too big, and the comic relief is unnecessary, and some things are very predictable, and again, the ending is cheesy. It's still good, but for very different reasons than the extremely intriguing first movie. More for popcorn flick reasons

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  • Red State

    Red State 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2012

    First of all, I would encourage people curious about the movie to watch it as it's very difficult to review without mildly spoiling some unexpected bits.

    Red State is extremely confrontational and somewhat disquieting. Some will say it changes focus and is unsure what kind of movie it wants to be, but I appreciated the unexpected turns and it kept me on my toes. Michael Parks delivered a minblowing performance, and I can't honestly say any other actors brought it…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    Just finished watching it and the rhythm is still resonating through my body. I'm typing to that rhythm right now. The music in this movie blew my mind.

    This is the kind of movie that is going to be remembered.

    It starts off awkward, then it gets intense, then the intensity steps up. And then it steps up again. Then it goes so far you have no idea what's going to happen. By the end, I was prepared for it…