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  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2015

    Could have been a great Edgar Wright film
    Ended up being Peyton Reed's greatest film

    That's not just because Edgar Wright's fingerprints are all over Ant-Man, although that's a plus. Ant-Man is different, Ant-Man is grounded, and, most importantly, Ant-Man is hilarious.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2015

    The messier sequel to the 2012 hit that is bigger, more destructive, and more dysfunctional. One thing I can always commend Marvel for, and they show it particularly here in Avengers: Age of Ultron, is that all the destruction and dysfunction has repercussions. Not retroactive repercussions like what DC is doing with Man of Steel fallout being felt in a separate film. Heroes feel guilt, fear, and anger for those hurt by their city-leveling brawls and the world reacts too.…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.