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  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    "Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes... hollow."

    The Imitation Game tells the true story of Alan Turing, the inventor of the first ever computer, and the unsung British hero who saved the world from the tyranny of Nazi Germany in World War II. Working for the British government, he and others become part of an elite team tasked with breaking…

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    Video review: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbD8VVtF2U

    There are very few people in life who have the dedication and the work ethic to willingly try to excel in their craft. Most people are content simply to be good at something; few want to put forth effort, blood, tears, finances and incredulous strain on themselves in order to perfect an art.

    Most people aren't like Andrew Neyman and Terence Fletcher.

    Andrew (Miles Teller) and Terence (J.K. Simmons) have a battle of wits in the context…

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  • 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.

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2015

    Video review: youtu.be/m27JkGHZ4Ec

    I saw this film days ago, and I still don't know what the hell, how the hell, or why the hell this happened.

    Inherent Vice has all the key ingredients of another Paul Thomas Anderson grandslam: Joaquin, Brolin, Witherspoon, and the like, frequent cinematography collaborator Robert Elswit, and the 60s groovy setting.

    I believe that the main issue I had with it was the main ingredient I thought PTA would improve upon: the adapted screenplay.

    Full disclosure:…