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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Feb, 2016

    Oscar history:

    Nominated - Best Picture
    Nominated - Best Director, Tom McCarthy
    Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo
    Nominated - Best Supporting Actress, Rachel McAdams
    Nominated - Best Original Screenplay
    Nominated - Best Film Editing

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2016

    Oscar history:

    Nominated - Best Makeup & Hairstyling

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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★½ Added

    Of all the horror films to come out in the last 20 or so years, they all pale in comparison to Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” So cleverly and intricately crafted, this film takes us on a journey that is still frightening after all these years. I have seen this movie about a dozen times, but it had been over a year since my last viewing. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to catch a special screening on Halloween night, and was…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2014

    A solid effort here and a huge improvement over Roland Emmerich's 1998 version. Not enough Godzilla or Bryan Cranston for me, and none of the remaining characters made much of an impression. Effects were good, though this is the kind of movie I don't imagine I'll get the itch to watch again for quite some time.