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  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014

    The filmmakers were very aware of what they were doing with '22 Jump Street'. They certainly address the rehash tropes of sequels (a little too heavy handed at times), but the consistent laughs are enough to make this a fun watch. I enjoyed spending time and laughing with these characters again.

  • Wait Until Dark 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    Interesting watch with a few things that really stand out.

    First, it is very clear this was first conceived as a play. It translates well on film, stirring up comparisons to other works like 'Dial M for Murder' and 'Rope'. The single set piece ends up enhancing the feelings of constraint, loneliness, and claustrophobia.

    Hepburn is another reason this film works. If you can get past some of the melodrama, the performance is actually pretty awesome. She is believable as…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.