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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Dec, 2014

    Perhaps more thrilling than the film itself on the second go around was the anticipation of the audience losing its mind when the screen cuts to black at the end.

    But not really, because Whiplash is a goddamn riot of a film.

  • The Interview 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2014

    Serviceable, but with a concept this fucking killer, that's not enough. This should be the contemporary To Be or Not to Be or Great Dictator, but instead, Rogen and Goldberg are content with poop jokes (which I still find funny, by the way), showing only glimpses of greatness throughout.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2013

    During 2012, there was more than one instance of a renowned film critic declaring the death of cinema. But I think it’s safe to say that while Quentin Tarantino is making films as great as Django Unchained, we can dispose of any such notion. There’s a lot to say about Tarantino’s epic dissection of slavery, but simply put, Django Unchained is cinema through and through.

    To not put it simply, with this film, Tarantino cements his position as modern cinema’s…

  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 02 May, 2012 4

    I like CHRONICLE, I really do. But I bet had it not been done in the found footage format, I would have loved it. It's an original superhero story mashed with CARRIE and with just the right amount of Amblin spirit mixed in. And the gimmicky aesthetic just damn near ruins it. I'll give director Josh Trank some credit for cleverly going around the limitations of the format, especially in the end, but all that effort just begs the question…