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  • W.

    W. 2008

    ★★ Rewatched 23 Aug, 2015

    To take a figure that you could do so much with, with so many directions you could go, this film misses opportunities all over the place. Not sure what Stone's point was here, but what a waste of time!

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai 1954

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2015

    Every time I watch this film, it's like going back and hanging out with a group of friends for 3 1/2 hours I hadn't seen in a while. Masterpiece doesn't even begin to describe this epic that literally has it all - suspense, human emotion, humor, action, violence, spectacle, romance, philosophy/spirituality, historical authenticity, valuable lessons, incredible performances, beautiful direction, amazing screenplay, the list goes on...

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  • Shame

    Shame 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not exactly the most uplifting movie I've ever seen, still this was a powerful, intense and really absorbing story. While one of the more depressing films I've ever seen, it was also exhilirating to watch due to the craft and creativity put into it.

    Fassbender's performance really made the film as did its methodical pace and confident directing. Carey Mulligan was really good also. You could definitely feel the pain of both characters.

    Brandon was just a miserable man, somebody…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 14

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't been this undecided and mixed on a movie in a long time. I was really frustrated and disappointed by certain aspects of this yet there were other pieces that I really liked. On top of that, there were probably about 3 or 4 absolutely amazing scenes that really upped the ante and were unlike anything I had seen. Zack Snyder obviously wanted to go big and epic here and he really delivers on that end.

    My biggest complaint…