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  • Night Moves 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    I especially enjoyed the first half. The second half lost much of the suspense and left me to focus on Eisenberg's over the top dour act.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    A sprawling comedy centered on the exploits and debauchery of a con artist. If Jordan Belfort (by way of DiCaprio's performance) becomes our generation's Gekko, shoot me now.

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  • Traffic 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2013 1

    Is something wrong with my TV? It's all blue, then orange, then grainy, then ultra clean. Oh wait, nevermind. I'm watching a Soderbergh film. A very good one mind you, but definitely held back a bit by some overt soapboxing.

  • Vertigo 1958

    ★★★ Watched 19 Aug, 2013 3

    I'm still scratching my head. How is Vertigo considered one of the best films of all time? It's not even close to the top of my list of the (limited selection of) Hitchcock films I've seen so far. The cinematography is innovative and the acting strong overall, but the pacing is glacial. Hitchcock tends to love his scenes of two people talking about nothing in particular for long periods of time. Vertigo takes this to the extreme and then its final reveal isn't all that revealing. It's less "Ah-ha!" and more "Finally, the end!"