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  • The Counselor 2013

    Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    A lot of conversation about nothing. Felt like an unfunny Seinfeld episode with a sewage truck and a beheading.

    The most distracting thing in the film is the tone. The performances are all over the board - Fassbender seems to be in one film, Bardem in another film, Perez in another film, Pitt in another film, and Diaz on another planet. Scott needed to coral these actors and get them on the same page. And fire Cameron Diaz.

    A few interesting visuals throughout, but the emotional moments are unearned, the dialogue is cheesy, and the plot just isn't that interesting. Very hard to get through.

  • Heist 2001

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2014

    The plan is outlandish, sometimes convoluted, and certainly includes steps that certainly don't seem necessary but I do not care - this movie is as cool as it gets.

    I am full of glee each time I watch these actors deliver these lines and am constantly annoying people by quoting them myself. Love it.

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    Beautiful and haunting, this film is still lingering with me days after my first viewing.

    The performances are great, particularly Issac, and the music is top notch. The Coen's get me virtually every single time, and this is no exception. This does feel in the same vein as 'A Serious Man', a film that will benefit from re-watches.

    Cannot wait to watch again and start to decipher more.

  • Drinking Buddies 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2014

    About 20 minutes in I thought I had this film figured out, only to have my expectations turned on their head. It was very satisfying to see the path the filmmakers took over the cliche that I dreaded was coming. I suppose I should have looked to the title to squash my fears...

    The film sneaks up on you a bit, engages you more than you thought, and feels genuine throughout. It's funny and entertaining, and I would recommend the…