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  • Best in Show

    Best in Show 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Oct, 2016

    Macadamia nut.

  • Se7en

    Se7en 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2016 2

    This is such a distinctly 90's film, in the best way. It's a shame Fincher has moved on to turning grocery-store pulp novels into pretty pictures for popularity's sake. Maybe he feels this type of film-making is beneath him now, but that couldn't be further from the truth. What he's doing now is beneath him.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2016

    Fairly incredible in most ways. Bested my expectations. I recommend it.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2016 4

    This is Panic Room.

  • Fittest On Earth (The Story Of The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games)

    Fittest On Earth (The Story Of The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games) 2016

    Watched 14 Sep, 2016

    So many steroids. And don't deny it, because every woman in this competition has John Cena's arms.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2016

    'Slow burn' is too generous a term. This is an everlasting smolder. Warm coals fail to ignite the layers of potent kindling for a solid 62 minutes. What follows from then is some of the most captivating cinema of this or any year of recent memory before regressing into a Friday the 13th slasher-fest. And that ending...I'm not sure if it actually works on some grand level, or if it's simply a Mr. Fantastic-level stretch to add some unnecessary breadth…

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls 2004

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2016 1

    Surprisingly competent in every way. This is what modern comedies should strive to be at the bare minimum.

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2016

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

    Enjoyable as a distraction with some popcorn and a few beers, but with Abrams taking off, so too did much of the series's dramatic heft.

    This doesn't feel like a big, important summer blockbuster in the same way the previous two films did - even though the previous two films were springtime releases. But never mind that.

    In comparison to Star Trek 2009 and Into Darkness, this is fluff. It's enjoyable, entertaining, easily-swallowed fluff, but nonetheless fluff. I knew something…

  • Sky Line

    Sky Line 2015

    Watched 05 Aug, 2016

    It's a documentary about a space elevator - that's three things I love all put together into one, and it literally put me to sleep.

    Beer: Southern Tier 2X Tangier Double IPA - 4/5 (tangerine adds a hint of flavor, not overwhelming; not overly hoppy, either; tasty stuff)

  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jul, 2016 2

    The ending of this movie gets stranger with each re-watch.

  • Atonement

    Atonement 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2016

    Not quite what I was expecting, but still highly enjoyable and well made. Excellent cinematography.

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jul, 2016 3

    Not quite as strong as I remembered.