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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    I was worried watching Dr. Strangelove because I'm consistently underwhelmed with a lot of Stanley Kubrick's films. Not that I don't think they're good, but a few I don't believe are as masterful as others would say. I didn't much care for The Shining or Full Metal Jacket as much as others have, but I appreciated A Clockwork Orange. This film joins 2001 as a Kubrick masterpiece. This film is hilarious and beautifully shot and acted. Replace some of its…

  • Bad Country 2014

    ★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    Ridiculous moustaches and accents aside, Bad Country refuses to be entertaining and coherent enough to sustain a worthwhile viewing. It's shot grotesquely, with really odd sideways camera angles, and it's not written well, despite being based on a seemingly interesting true story. The acting is surprisingly bad from the usually great cast as well.

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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.

  • 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…