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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Jan, 2013

    2nd time it's even better than the first time - characters feel grander, dialogues feel funnier, OST feels cooler. Might even be my favourite Tarantino movie to date (or sharing throne with Pulp Fiction and Kill Bills).

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2013

    In space, no one will hear you scream... of awesomeness!

    Daudzi noteikti pārmetīs filmai tukšumu, un nevietā - a) tas ir kosmoss un b) izlasiet šo: ej.uz/tarkovsky tā mēs visu varam kritizēt, bet te cilvēki beidzot uztaisīja filmu (nevis karuseli), kuras dēļ ir vērts aiziet līdz kino - ne tikai Jums, mani dārgie lasītāji, bet arī visiem pārējiem!

  • Her 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2014 1

    Los Angeles, in the not-so-distant future.
    A world where everyone and anyone is a creative person, a beautiful and unique snowflake - all mundane tasks are being done by robots. A young, promsing A.I., Samantha, meets the most self-centered, weak-minded and insecure douche of them all, Theodore, and in his image sees a reflection of human race - a world where everyone are solving a problems that aren't really a problems, because they don't have any real problems anymore. Disgusted,…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 May, 2012

    Fantastic movie, and mainly because it does fulfill the enormous expectations it's carrying on it's shoulders - great job, Joss, and 2nd one this year at that!

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Apr, 2012

    Compelling and engaging even on 2nd viewing, the movie boasts great cast, direction, cinematography and soundtrack, while creating modern/timeless image of Los Angeles. Still, for me it's better observable from the distance, as one of the great cinema masterpieces that don't touch my heart.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 2

    Great movie and fitting end to Nolan's Bat-trilogy, but the movie has flaws and not minor. Still, that's a topic for an interesting discussions...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Mar, 2014

    Sometimes too long, sometimes too absurd for it's own good, this quirky (and surprisingly gory) live-action version of "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" is too charming to resist!

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2012

    Not to go into spoilers - I just really liked this one, not despite, but because it is so different from others (and then it's really not). Also, this is rare movie where "dark & realistic" are not disadvantages, but compliments.

  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2013

    Closest thing to a live-action anime in existence - and both true to it's roots and completely accessible to general audiences. Fingers crossed!

  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2012

    Another solid entry from Ben Affleck, who continues to surprise as a director - while based on a true story, it's tonally closer to "The Town", slow burn with tense resolution. While I don't know the facts (nor I care about historical accurateness), the movie entertains - both emotionally and intellectually.

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    There's a thing with time-travel movies - usually you can easily (or not so) break them, so I won't even try to do it.
    Instead, Rian Johnson crafted a very smart and human story about growing up as a person and a human - and then there's some sci-fi, action and time travel in it. Good!

    ps. Don't be fooled by the trailer, which was probably made by Len Wiseman.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Dec, 2013

    [Extended Edition review]

    First, I have to confess that I absolutely love LotR Extended Editions, even the almost-five-hours Return of the King one - the more the merrier, and at home (with plenty of food, vine and a pause button) they are simply fantastic.

    Second, I have to confess that I didn't like Extended Edition of The Hobbit nearly as much as I hoped to - it's still a major step-down from LotR, it still feels too lifeless, and it still drags. But better than theatrical experience, though!