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  • While We're Young

    While We're Young 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    While We're Young is the newest film by Noah Baumbach, who decided to take a more traditional colored approach after his last outing, Frances Ha. The performances are admirable by the entire cast, with Ben Stiller playing a good delusional, prideful egotarian, and with Naomi Watts in yet another role where she is unsure and conflicted. I won't spoil anything, but there are certain displays of acting by the other younger couple - Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried - that…

  • W.

    W. 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    I fully expected W. to be a funny satire, but I did not expect it to be a sentimental, moving film. The acting is expectedly phenomenal from Brolin in crew, but the writing in particular exceeded my expectations. Whether or not the events depicted in this film were fictional or not proves to be a moot point for me, as I became far more sympathetic to the controversial president as a result of this film and the performances. The final…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown 1974

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2014 1

    Chinatown is a great noir film with what I would consider now to be one of my favorite Jack Nicholson roles. Other than Nicholson and Faye Dunaway the performances are average, but the soundtrack alternates from classic noir to mostly-thriller-but-nearly-horror atmospheric elements, and the narrative is surprisingly easy to follow for a noir film, without sacrificing good writing in the process. Starting off slow but building gradually and becoming far more interesting as the film progresses, the narrative and its…