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  • National Theatre Live: Frankenstein 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    What a gripping piece of theater that the camera captured perfectly for the screen. Benedict Cumberbatch conveyed more emotion with his body than some actors ever will or can with their mouths. He is absolutely perfect as The Creature and I simply couldn't get enough of him.

    This is not to say that Johnny Lee Miller does not hold his own. He more than does so, creating a Frankenstein that is as flawed and horrific on the inside as The…

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    What a kickass film. Loved the smooth and slick action. Loved Keanu in a return to form. Loved how that score pumped you up. Loved that the underworld of this film has stuff like its own currency or neutral ground. The kind of respect that these criminals give each other creates a more unique story than I think anyone was respecting. And damnit did they pick the cutest damn dog for the beginning of this film. Makes everything John Wick does seem completely justified.

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2014

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.

    The…

  • Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    There was a moment while watching this film that I had to stop and realize that there was nothing in the real world for me to be this anxious about. Barry's insecurities and anxieties became my own while watching this to a point where I thought they had been my own all along. The score in this film almost drowns out the dialogue in certain parts, almost like I could hear Barry's heart about to beat out of his chest.…