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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2015


  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2015

    Always amazed when a filmmaker can turn a subject I have little to no knowledge about into something as epic and interesting as this. JK Simmons was amazing in a multitude of ways, and deserved that academy award without a doubt. Miles Teller, however, should have won the Best Actor Oscar as well. Actually, let me step back for a second - Michael Keaton in Birdman probably deserved it and should have gotten it...what the hell, Oscars for both! It…

  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Jan, 2014 2

    This is the most frightening horror film of the year. This is a film that depicts how emotionally disconnected we’re getting from each other, how far some of us are getting from reality, how some of us have trouble dealing with reality and therefore choose to function outside of it. It also shows how fast technology is developing, our lack of ability to keep up with it, and where it could be at in the future. Her shows several people…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    This just became my most anticipated movie of the year! Has anybody else seen the trailer yet? Check it out!

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Dec, 2012

    Maybe not the best movie ever made, but damn if it isn't close. I would be hard pressed to find something I love more than this (its in my top 10 of all time, can't remember which number though - obviously, it's in many people's top 10s). I've seen this dozens of times but one thing that really stood out to me this time is that this is pretty much a full blown, flat out comedy. Forgot how this is…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2013

    I thought it would be interesting to post some of the quotes from the DVD insert. I think this a great way to sum up a masterpiece of a movie.

    Fight Club rages against a hypocrisy of a society that continually promises us the impassible: fame, beauty, wealth, immortality, life without pain. Now it all comes together with Fight Club, a relentless, dizzying take on the male fear of losing power, that's a wild, orgiastic pop masterpiece. -Bret Easton Ellis.…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Jun, 2015

    Still epic, still in my top films of all time, still a defining film for my generation - but I have an issue with that last 20 mins. Just sort of goes off the railings a little. Had always been a 5 star film for me, had to knock it down to 4.5

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2012

    Still collecting my thoughts but this was unbelievable. Completely delivered for me.

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2014

    Finally saw this and loved it.

    Decided to read the trivia section and learned that the term "Master Builder" is actually an official Lego designation: they are the "highly-trained and super-creative builders who design all of the official LEGO sets."

    I am definitely in the wrong line of work.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2012

    Really blown away by this; so far , probably my number one movie of the year. I've never been a HUGE Wes Anderson fan, I've always sort of enjoyed his work. Liked Bottle Rocket, liked Rushmore, did not like Royal Tenenbaums, liked Life Aquatic, really liked Darjeeling Limited and absolutely loved Fantastic Mr. Fox. But there was something about this one that really struck a chord with me. Usually his "quirkiness" can be a turnoff for me but I love…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Apr, 2016

    Holds its spot in my Top 25 of all time. Just as good now as it was 12 years ago.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2013 3


    With all the attention this has been getting, I really tried to go in with an open-mind and ignore the fact that this is really not my type of movie. For the first half, I was pretty into it and it had me. I thought Bradley Cooper's performance was great and I really believed in and felt for his character. He really pulled off all of the quirks and ticks of the character well. Jennifer Lawrence was great too…