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  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

    Flaws (and there are many) be damned, this thing is a beast (or a runaway train) of a film, beautiful to look at, paced like lightning (even during exposition), acted with soul (bravo Chris Evans) and wit (Tilda!), with much on its mind (Class! Power! Mobility!).

  • The Big Lebowski 1998

    ★★★★★ Added

    The second Coen Brothers film I ever saw and still my favorite. Somehow a great character piece, genre send-up, and absurdist satire all at once. What's the point of it, some of its critics ask, and I think the Coens themselves might agree with the idea that the question is asked.

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  • Live Free or Die Hard 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2007 2

    Myopic fanboys largely just complained that this didn't have enough profanity, but as an exciting look at another bad day for Willis' John McClane, this does the trick. Wiseman's competent handling of action scenes is bolstered by Willis' enthusiastic performance, while the pacing makes it feel leaner than it actually is. Serious foul with the fighter jet/semi-truck battle, though, a scene so stupid and unnecessary that it nearly wrecks the climax.

  • Rampart 2011

    ★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2012 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.