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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2016 5

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I think the only way to really capture my feelings about this film is to try to capture my thoughts as I watched the film, so I am going to try.

    *Tom Noonan is the greatest*

    *The animation is really interesting*

    *So far, so good.*

    *Why am I seeing a full frontal scene right now?*

    *The only reason I am seeing this is because they are using puppets.*

    *This is pretentious and obnoxious.*

    *Well, the fact that they are showing…

  • Mud

    Mud 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Mar, 2016

    Mud hits so many sweet spots, and just gets better and better every time I watch it.

  • Krull

    Krull 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Mar, 2016 2

    I was thinking about Krull earlier, so then I started listening to James Horner's score for Krull, which led me to watch the Blu-ray of Krull.

  • The Confirmation

    The Confirmation 2016

    ★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2016 3

    I think the film's focus on grey area morals is the best thing about it. It feels like all the characters are in the same boat, which I felt was on point. Unfortunately the film never connected with me though, and it feels very written. I also never really got the message of the film, despite the film being very message heavy.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2016 2

    Man, was I coming into this one anticipating/hoping for it to be an absolute cinematic abomination, because I had the best review prepared. The review was going to be "BvS:DoJ is a POS". Pretty good, right? Alas, the film is nowhere near as bad as the rap that it is getting, so I can't use that review.

    The Good
    It actually has some life and identity to it, and it is clearly a Zach Snyder film (for better or for…

  • Down Terrace

    Down Terrace 2009

    ★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2016 3

    Strong performances, but the ultra low budget nature of the film, as well as the script, make it a lackluster watch. You can definitely see the seeds of Wheatley's future flick Sightseers in this film.

  • Snow Angels

    Snow Angels 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2016

    A gut punch of a film.

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2016 2

    In my opinion this is Del Toro's best film. It combines both his unique aesthetic and designs with an easily accessible blockbuster concept. I think visually this is a feast (for thine eyes) and there are a few shots that showcase the very best of Bluray has to offer. Every time I rewatch this I like it more.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2016

    Everything I liked about the film on a rewatch I still liked. Everything I disliked about the film on a rewatch I disliked a lot more.

    It was pointed out to me that C-3PO's codpiece is much more pronounced in this film, and it appears that it is. I can only guess that after he was violated by Salacious Crumb, something was awaken in him, and modifications had to be made. After all, you know what they say about droids with red arms...

  • Even Dwarfs Started Small

    Even Dwarfs Started Small 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2016 3

    "Let's pour gasoline on the flowers. They're in bloom."

    Of the Herzog films that I have seen, this one seems to be the most direct portal into his brain. Everything about this film is cuckoo banana puffs, with no punches being pulled. It is basically a bunch of set pieces put together, with I would say 75% of them being pretty interesting. The biggest knock against the film is the repetitive nature of some of the sequences near the end…

  • Vision Quest

    Vision Quest 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2016

    "It's not about the six minutes, it's about what happens in the six minutes."

    Hits a lot of sweet spots in regards to 80s sports movies. Matthew Modine gives a strong performance, especially given that the character Louden is unlikable a fair bit, but always relatable and sympathetic. This actually takes a unique approach to the sports movie genre, in that the main character is already accomplished at the beginning of the movie, but they are going out of their…

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Mar, 2016 4

    Ben Wheatley is one of the most interesting talents working today.