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  • Rush 2013

    ★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    An interesting story in a rush (sorry, couldn't resist) to hit all the major points that lead up to the big showdown. A shame, as this could've been a great one.

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2014

    May be a bit melodramatic and too cute for its own good occasionally, but that can be forgiven. The performances are engaging. Good to see a film that does more than naval gaze or rely on its sympathetic subject matter.

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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!"