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  • Everest

    Everest 2015

    ★½ Added 1

    Aside from dreadfully dull, I don't even understand what this movie is. It's not merely that it doesn't achieve its goals or ambitions, it's that what those could possibly be remain elusive. Literally the only interesting thing about this movie is how mystifying it is that it got made like this. I have no clue what genre this was intended to be or who they thought the audience possibly was. You'd think a movie about adventurers and everymen encountering perilous…

  • Junior

    Junior 1994

    ★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015

    For some reason I'd remembered this being good. Gonna have to chalk that up to me being 7 the last time I saw it.

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  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road 2008

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    Perhaps the most underappreciated Hollywood film of the last several years. A brilliant realization of a novel on the level of Gatsby, Lolita, and Sirens of Titan with career best performances from DiCaprio, Winslet, and the remarkable Michael Shannon. I've seen it only once since it's such a hard experience to relive, but it shook me to my core and hasn't left my thoughts for long since. In short, a masterpiece.

  • God Bless America

    God Bless America 2011

    ★½ Watched 08 Apr, 2012 1

    What would happen if you gave an angsty, misanthropic 14-year-old with no storytelling experience the opportunity to utilize sixth-rate community theater performers to act out his adolescent revenge fantasies and serve as a mouthpiece for his obnoxious rantings for nearly two hours? God Bless America.

    Neither a dark comedy nor a satire (since both require some degree of humor), GBA is instead little more than being told things everyone already knows (Reality TV is stupid?! Fox News cynically riles people…