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  • Love Is Strange 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Apr, 2014

    Went to see Ira Sach's new film Love is Strange again tonight (saw it originally for my first time at Sundance 2014), just wonderful. Love this film so much. Such a great break to my Monday mania. Gorgeous NYC cinematography, it's a film that warms the heart.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2014

    Pretty damn good. A few incredible action set pieces, solid story, compelling characters. I enjoyed the crap out of this. Well done, Russo Brothers. They put so many other movies to shame in this, the car chase action scene is insanely kick ass, the whole Transcendence ripoff storyline, Chris Evans doing a great job as Cap, it all pays off.

  • Grand Piano 2013

    ★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2014

    Amateur filmmaking. My goodness was this bad. So incredibly cheesy throughout, a few "I can't believe this" shots, so many eye-rolling moments, nothing original or unique or exciting about it. Bleh. Really wanted to love it, but disliked it. Barely able to enjoy the music, but that's about it.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Mar, 2014

    Such a wonderful documentary, full of so much joy and love for cinema. It's all about believing in art over money, and Jodorowsky does such a great job explaining this. I really love this doc. Can't recommend it enough.

  • The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2014

    A bit of Poltergeist, a bit of Insidious, a bit of Paranormal, plus a lot of The Conjuring, set in Australia. Lives up to the hype, great film, stand out horror. Enjoyed it quite a bit and impressed by the way it builds character and never overdoes the scares. Nice work.

  • Enemy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2014

    Mind fuck, mesmerizing, poetic, fascinating. I think I liked it, quite a bit, just something about it. The way it opens and ends, I get it, or at least I think I know what he's going for. And if so, then damn. Big questions about identity and existence. Gyllenhaal is fantastic, it's truly a compelling WTF watch.

  • Wadjda 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2014

    Wonderful film, loved it.

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2013

    Incredible. Spectacular. Astounding. Moving. Wonderful. I really, really, really love this movie. And I think the VFX work is groundbreaking, a milestone. It's so exhilarating to watch, and I was moved to tears the two times I've seen it. Wonderful. See it in 3D at the highest volume in the biggest theater!! It's worth it. I'll be watching this many many more times upon release. A masterpiece. Bravo Cuaron!

  • Blazing Saddles 1974

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Sep, 2013

    So good!!! Mel Brooks rules, and Gene Wilder + Cleavon Little are perfect. Hilarious, brilliant, amazing, excellent.

  • When Harry Met Sally... 1989

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2013

    Not bad. Fun, quirky, perfectly captures the absurdities of romance. But this movie has aged horribly. So 80's, and so cheesy in ways that don't even resonate anymore. It's enjoyable, but not my favorite by far.

  • Epic 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Good but not amazing. Enjoyed the world, fun story and excellent animation. Not bad.

  • From Up on Poppy Hill 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2013

    What a beautiful film. Has an oddly complex emotion to it, with so many sweet and charming moments. Wonderful soundtrack, the animation is gorgeous as always, loved it.