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  • Calvary 2014

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    Whether it be with Martin or John Michael, when the brilliant Irish actor Brendan Gleeson decides to work with one of the brother's McDonagh, good things happen. No matter the quality of the material they offer him, which varies from outstanding to just decent, he always manages to elevate the overall product simply by providing his services.

    Gleeson has been acclaimed at some length since he started acting in his mid-30's, but I think he is still criminally underrated. He's…

  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2014 2

    I like this movie, but I also hate it because it will always be known as the last movie I saw with my wife before she told me she wanted a divorce.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2012 17

    No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.

    As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2012 4

    I saw this on opening night, but I've waited two days to write down some of my thoughts on it and it already feels like I'm late to the party. There have been countless reviews logged in on here as of late, so I feel compelled to keep this semi-short and ultra-sweet, because its outrageous brilliance is no longer a mystery.

    We knew it would only be a matter of time before Tarantino would create an epic spaghetti western, and…