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  • The Color Purple 1985

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    As subtle as a sledgehammer to the face and often overly melodramatic, but still I found it to be a good watch.

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jan, 2015

    Terribly melodramatic in parts but terrifically intense in others. Cooper is great in this. I don't agree with the sentiment that its like an army recruitment film as I sure as hell don't want to join up. It is pretty poorly edited and suffers from a weak script.

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  • The Place Beyond the Pines 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2013

    I did not have a problem with the pacing changes between acts, like others, everything was top notch, the direction, the acting, the score (Mike Patton!), the script. Between this and Blue Valentine, Derek Derek Cianfrance is offically on my radar.

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2014

    A bleak and dark film for most of its duration. The type of film that is rare to find, if I were to compare it to any two films it would be The Fountain and The Last Temptation of Christ, if you didn't like either of those films chances are you won't like this. Some of its imagery was striking and haunting. It is an Aronofsky with its visuals, stellar score from Mansell and themes used in many of his…