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  • Slow West

    Slow West 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    [Slow West]( is a UK / New Zealand movie about a Scottish lad trying to find his true love in the US West. And somehow, these disparate parts come together in a memorable Western, complete with odd characters, strange situations and, of course, explosions of violence.

    Jay Cavendish [Kodi Smit-McPhee]( is a teenaged boy, recently arrived from Scotland, wandering the western US in search of his true love. He is befriended by a mercenary stranger, Silas (played with typical bravado…

  • The Drop

    The Drop 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2015

    Tom Hardy is amazing. He inhabited the persona of the schlub bartender at a nothing bar with so much going on behind that noone knew about and it was totally believable. Gandolfino was great too, as was Noomi Rapace. But the cute pit bull stole the show! Really a great little movie.

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  • RED

    RED 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2012 1

    Just finished watching the last 2/3rds of "Red", the kinetic, over-the-top, over-the-hill gang action movie, featuring Bruce Willis, John Malkovic, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. It was pretty fun although quite ridiculous. It sure seems like they were having a blast making the movie. A couple cool movie tricks (like when Malkovic shot the RPG coming at him, causing a back blast that took out the shooter) raised this up a little. Enjoyable waste of time, I guess.

  • A Very Long Engagement

    A Very Long Engagement 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2005

    A Very Long Engagement is the 2004 film from the Amelie crew, including director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and actress Audrey Tautou. It concerns a young fiance's search for answers after word gets back her lover has been lost at the front. It elegantly captures the ugliness of World War One's trench warfare, yet is curiously uninvolving after the mystery is solved.

    As the movie opens, we see four men being marched along a trench, ankle deep in water as the rain…