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  • The Five-Year Engagement 2012

    ★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2012

    As predictable as any other modern rom-com, but entertaining based on the cast.

    It does have some interesting twists, but it still goes where you immediately think it will.

  • Evil Dead II 1987

    ★★ Watched 11 Aug, 2012

    Other than the chainsaw-hand, there's really nothing here that is drastically better than the original. Maybe it makes a difference seeing this INSTEAD of the original, but as a sequel, it is really just a retread with (I assume) a higher budget.

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  • Let the Right One In 2008

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2009

    This film is in the middle of something of a scandal after the US distributor put bullshit translated subtitles on the DVD. I made sure to watch it with the original subtitles, and from what I’ve heard, that is the only proper way to see it.

    Regardless, I thought the movie was pretty impressive start to finish. This would even be a compelling story without the vampire element. It is the sort of story that doesn’t get told in American…

  • The Maltese Falcon 1941

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2009

    I find that whenever I watch a film from the “classic” generation, I am immediately struck by the charisma of the actors and actresses that shaped Hollywood. Soon after, however, I feel their oozing drama is a bit over the top by today’s standards. I would be really curious to see how these early actors, such as Bogart, would far in today’s entertainment industry.

    I feel more American just having seen the famous Sam Spade character. The entire film noir…