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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2015

    Though truly entertaining and well-written, I still can't get behind the violence-glorifying spirit of Tarantino films. I'm supposed to cheer when the bad guy gets his forehead carved up? Just can't get myself there.

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle 2012

    ★★½ Added

    There is zero justification for the found-footage style of this film.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2012 15

    Pure fun on every level. The Adventures of Tintin provides Spielberg the opportunity to showcase endless creativity, and you can tell he enjoys himself in doing so. The cast is superb, and the visuals are monumental. The staging of the action is finessed and immersive.

    This isn't a weighty film, with deep or important musings on life. But neither can it be defined as silly or childish. It's a rare piece of cinema that takes you on a fast-paced, intriguing,…

  • The Fall

    The Fall 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 01 May, 2012 4

    Brilliant and moving third act. For the first two, I cared far more about the real-life happenings than the often silly (and at times bizarre) fairy tale backdrop, but the third act combined them powerfully.

    One of the most sincere child performances I have ever seen. The interactions between Alexandria and Roy felt real; the way they played off each other was genuine.

    I found the violence to be unnecessarily gratuitous at times, and the fairy tale sequences went from…