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  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 11 May, 2016 2

    Terrifying, but probably one of the prettiest horror movies of all time. Minus the gory parts involving the Witch, the sublime lighting and colors of the film framed each scene with beautiful contrast and a rustic filter. In some ways, the fact that I couldn't understand the pilgrim-era dialogue more than not added to the fright factor. So much so that I had to look up a screenplay to follow along, which then helped to narrate what was going on…

  • Like for Likes

    Like for Likes 2016

    ★★★ Added

    The movie delivers on what the trailer promised, a light rom-com that packs all the expected happy endings. I'm particularly biased towards Kim Joo-hyuk and seeing him in this was a nice bonus. It was especially funny seeing him coach Choi Ji-woo's character on how to create an attractive online presence since he is the farthest from a social networking connoisseur among the cast. Of the three pairings, I enjoyed watching him and Choi Ji-woo the most as they bickered and charmed to a moderately sweet conclusion.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.