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  • Blue Ruin 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Drive: Revenge Thriller Edition, but better. Simple yet uniquely messy story told in a very focused, engaging way with strong performances and a cool visual style that's hinted at in the title, minus the cool soundtrack. Highly recommended.

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2015

    It's a fun revenge thriller with great choreography and an enjoyable focus on being slick and stylish, but with an aim to stick to it's "revenge thriller" genre that takes you out of the experience often. The story is paper-thin (the dead wife and murdered dog that begin this whole bloody affair are forgotten after the first 20 minutes), the characters are all unmemorable stock types, plus the dialogue always feels stiff and sometimes corny in how hard it tries…

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  • Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Sep, 2012

    To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…

  • Airplane! 1980

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2012 1

    No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.

    You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…