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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2015

    What the hell is wrong with Hugh Jackman's veins?

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    Looks great, like a lost gem from the 70s. Scott Frank knows how to direct a movie.

    Biggest issue, however, is the lack of focus on many subplots, some of which are abandoned (what ever happened with that DEA angle?), others feel made-up on the spot (by the way, that dude was a soldier).

    This is a common problem with novel adaptations - having too much to include but not enough room in the screenplay, but I'm thankful that those…

  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2015 2

    Watched with audio commentary.

    Still perfect.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Mar, 2015


  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    Damn good movie, but maybe not quite as strong as the first. This definitely peaks at the midpoint. With a stronger finish, we could have Pixar-level quality on our hands.

  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015

    This movie is not destined to be an action classic; it already is one.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015 3

    This movie helped me believe in movies again. It's everything a movie could - and should - be.

  • The Killing

    The Killing 1956

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

    Such an elegant film. Love the use of foreground imagery.

  • The Asphalt Jungle

    The Asphalt Jungle 1950

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    Story moves slow, but the sheer amount of filth on this movie makes it consistently engaging.

  • Key Largo

    Key Largo 1948

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    The most underrated work from everyone involved.

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die 1973

    ★★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    This feels less like a movie and more like James Bond the TV show. One of the later seasons, 7 or 8, long after they had run out of ideas, but managed to get a grant to film in Louisiana and blew all the money on a speedboat chase equal parts awesome and ridiculous because they knew nobody was watching.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    Watched 26 Jan, 2015 3

    I have one general rule with movies: make me give a fuck.

    After watching this movie, I still have all my fucks.