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  • Schooled: The Price of College Sports

    Schooled: The Price of College Sports 2013

    Watched 23 Jul, 2015

    Just one of many reasons why I detest college sports.

    Beer: Southern Tier 2X Milk Stout - 3.5/5 (fair, but needs to be more milky and/or more stout-y)

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing 1989

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2015 8

    As prescient as it is heavy-handed, it's curious to me how we see very few characters actually do the right thing. The eruption of violence is the natural result of this behavior, yet the lack of comeuppance for those most directly responsible undercuts the film's message. Spike Lee himself plays perhaps the least-redeemable character - the one who, in the end, demands money from the business owner who lost everything due to the riot Lee himself initiated, then he strolls…

  • The Human Experiment

    The Human Experiment 2013

    Watched 21 Jul, 2015

    Should be mandatory viewing for all Americans without exception.

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    The Double Life of Veronique 1991

    Watched 20 Jul, 2015 2

    I'm not smart enough to understand this after only one viewing.

    Beer: Atwater Decadent Double Chocolate Ale - 4/5 (not quite as good as Sam Smith's, but close enough)

  • Rambo

    Rambo 2008

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jul, 2015 6

    Director's Cut.

    My sound system is crying.

  • The Killers

    The Killers 1946

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2015

    One of the greatest opening scenes in film history. The rest of the movie is good, too.

    Beer: Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale - 4/5 (delicious, like candy for adults)

  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2015

    Not what I was expecting, and not in a good way. It was...not bad. Acting and cinematography are stellar. The story and characters, however, leave a lot to be desired.

  • Coherence

    Coherence 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2015

    I think this movie is one more rewrite away from being great. A few things need to be toned down, and others slowed down. Characters are far too quick to make decisions. There needs to be some breathing room. There needs to be a point where someone stands up and explains that every time they go outside, something bad happens, and that there is no harm in just sitting around drinking wine and chatting for the rest of the night.…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2015 2

    Might bump this up to 5 stars in the future if the replay value holds up.

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian 1982

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    More movies like this, please.

  • Advantageous

    Advantageous 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    Starts strong, plays like an extended episode of Black Mirror for the most part, but sadly peters out to no sort of conclusion whatsoever.

  • Marty

    Marty 1955

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2015

    The climax feels rushed and premature, but the rest of the movie is great.