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  • Revenge 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jul, 2014 6

    Finally watched the director's cut, which is around twenty minutes shorter than the theatrical. It is definitely the superior cut, as my only really issue with the theatrical, is that it feels too long. Now, I still think that the theatrical cut serves a purpose, in that I would recommend that the theatrical cut be watched before the director's cut. The added length does add to the relationship that is so seminal to the film, and this give the film…

  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Jun, 2014 2

    As a fan of Wet Hot American Summer and also the Michael, Michael, and David show Stella, I knew exactly what I was getting in to with They Came Together. Should there be a film released this year that will make me laugh more, I will be very surprised. This film is absurd humour from start to finish, and if there is a closer equivalent to a modern day Mel Brooks film than this, I haven't seen it. It really…

  • The Trouble with Harry 1955

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jun, 2014

    I admittedly had more fun with this on a rewatch than I did on first viewing. The characters are all weird and interesting, and I like the rural setting that has attracted a bunch of weirdos who wouldn't care that much if they found a dead body. I think the film feels a bit long, with the third act being a bit too extended for my liking, but overall it is a enjoyable film for a lazy Sunday morning. Oh, and the autumn coloured trees really pop on Blu.

  • The Swimmer 1968

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2014

    "What happened...nothings turned out...nothings turned out the way I thought it would. When I was a kid, I used to believe in things. People seemed happier when I was a kid. People used to love each other, what happened?"

    A film about a man who has been figuratively swimming through other people's pools all his life, coming to this realization himself while literally swimming through other people's pools. Burt Lancaster crushes it, and aside from some of the stranger moments, such as when they are jumping over the equestrian obstacles, this film is pretty tight and on point with its message.

  • Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach 2008

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2014 1

    Nothing about this really grabbed me, and nothing about this says that it was made by the amazing Richard Linklater. It is a pretty subpar documentary, and except for the one really good speech that the coach gives, there is nothing that stands out about this.

  • Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2014

    It is unclear to me whether or not this film is aware of how gross it is. If it is aware, than that makes it a biting satire, and if it isn't, than this is simply a dark comedy film that strays into the realm of bad taste. I guess the fact that I would ask that of this film makes it a success, as most good satires make it unclear whether they are in on the joke or not.…

  • World War Z 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2014 4

    I find lots to like about this film.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2014

    I have a hard time writing anything of value for this film, because to experience the film is to know the film. Writing anything about this would just be a waste of time.

  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2014

    So hip

  • Return of the Secaucus Seven 1980

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2014

    The BIG Chill before The Big Chill, but not as good as The Big Chill.

  • Chernobyl Diaries 2012

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 Jun, 2014 1

    This got lumped in with all the found footage films that have come out, but this is definitely above all those. The film is short, pretty much a non-stop haunted house ride, and competently directed. The big discovery at the end, and the resolution is lame, but doesn't really diminish the experience. Probably the best thing about the film though is the cinematography, which is very impressive. There is plenty of low light stuff in the film, and all this…

  • Mud 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jun, 2014

    Tye Sheridan has a monopoly on coming of age films. Tree of Life, this, and Joe, what a great trilogy.