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  • Ace in the Hole 1951

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    Billy Wilder was ahead of his time. When Ace in the Hole was first released in theaters under the alternate title The Big Carnival many people believed the film too pessimistic, its protagonist, Chuck Tatum, too unlikable. Years later, this film's critique of media and sensationalism of American media consumption proves no less effective, if not more so, than it probably was back in the '50s. Along with Sunset Boulevard, the film is dark in its subject matter and it…

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    Almost never funny and devoid of any of the heart that the director and Seth Rogen have come to instill in their films, Neighbors is a disappointment on many levels. It treads no new ground for its genre and regurgitates many of the one-liners and comedic styles that these kinds of films have brought over the last eight or so years. Skip it unless you really want to see Zac Efron abs in the context of a fraternity.

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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.

  • The Seventh Seal 1957

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    I'm amazed that this film was made in 1957. It looks more gorgeous than most films made today, and boasts performances and writing rivaling the best of the film canon. This is the first Bergman film I've seen, and I can already tell I'll have to check more of his films out. I loved everything about The Seventh Seal. It's poignant, terrifying, beautiful, humorous, and intimidating all in the same 100 minute span. I highly recommend anyone with a kick for foreign art house films to check this out ASAP.