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  • The Ones Below

    The Ones Below 2015

    ★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2016

    A solid setup with a typically strong central performance from Clemence Poesy helps David Farr's film seem promising enough, but as it goes along it gets progressively more laughable.

    The final act betrays the trust in its audience with a spoon-fed finale that erases all memory of hope.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe 2016

    ★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2016

    Wastes no time diving right into the meat of the main event, which gave me no reason to get even half-way invested in the characters. Still, this is all about execution and style, and it has a lot going for it once the tension hits.

    I can see why fans of the genre are eating it up. I didn't get a lot out of it, but there is plenty worse when it comes to American horror.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    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…

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Sep, 2013 10

    I know I'm in the minority with my opinion that The Aviator is Martin Scorsese's absolute best movie in over twenty years, probably since Goodfellas. It's a jaw-dropping marvel to witness in all aspects of filmmaking.

    There isn't a single performance that misses the mark (unless you really want to count Gwen Stefani), the score by Howard Shore is one of his absolute best, the visual effects are tasteful, the cinematography is gorgeous and graceful, and the subject Howard Hughes…