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  • Jobs 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    I'm one of the few who quite enjoyed this film. Much of it is standard biopic in form, but I was stirred by the story and invested in the performances. I feel a little bit cooler knowing the story behind the iPhone I'm writing this review on.

  • The Usual Suspects 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2014

    An expert lesson on storytelling perspective. With the wrong viewpoint, this film and its twist become cheap tricks. But in the capable hands of Singer and McQuarrie, The Usual Suspects is guided with precision and is masterfully acted by all involved.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2012 22

    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 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…