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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 3

    More than a couple people have come to me and expressed dislike for the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. Not necessarily that they thought they were bad films, but because the plot of the film went nowhere. I have always defended his films and films like it (such as Glengarry Glen Ross) saying that the plot was never the point. They were character-driven films that intrigued the part of our minds that wanted to know how a character thought; they…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    Now I'll be the first to tell you I consider myself pretty bad at film analysis, especially for more high-concept stuff. Birdman falls directly into that category, and let me say it has been years since I've been so grotesquely interested by a film. Starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor, we follow the production of a play the week of its premier, including its previews and last-minute actor switches. It opens up a can of worms that involve power-struggles…

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  • Mad Max

    Mad Max 1979

    ★★★½ Added 4

    Awesome car stunts, great action, strong acting, and a great setting. Only real complaint is that the ending comes out of nowhere.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974

    ★★★★ Added

    The sheer creepiness of a movie like this is the way the characters and setting are portrayed. These kids have nothing to do with the town, they're just passing through. One of them wanders off and is killed immediately. Who is the killer? Even though we see him, we don't know. He's just some crazy guy. No back story, no explanation, no motivations. He's just a psychopath. That's what makes this movie scary.