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  • Bird on a Wire 1990

    ★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    The sheer charm and star power of Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn that this absurd film possessed at the time of its release was just enough reason to distract me from its awfulness and help me pretend that I enjoyed it. John Badham has directed this type of film a lot, and it's okay to let loose with the action comedy and add a healthy level of the preposterous, but the characters have got to be worth taking the ride…

  • Enemy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    I've got about 82 seconds of free time right now, so here I go...

    Let's hope that last year's Prisoners, and now Enemy, are just the first two entries in an eventually fruitful and rewarding collaboration between director Dennis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

    He has always been a very capable actor, but he's showing a bit more range now that Villeneuve has taken hold. Stay together, boys.

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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…