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  • 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!

  • 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).

  • 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,…

  • 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: 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!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    What a bunch of A-holes!

  • 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!

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Sep, 2014

    Still almost-perfect superhero movie - it's big, it's pompous, it's crammed with things and it's a miracle it all holds together so good! Couple of Phase II easter eggs in there as well!

  • 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...

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 May, 2014

    Quirky, funny, touching yet extremally powerful, this musical drama finally transforms Miles Teller from douchest to one of the most promising young actors of modern Hollywood, but (as always) absolutely brilliant JK Simmons still steals the show! One of the best films of the year.

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2014

    One of the best, most personal and most dramatic 007 entries, both stand-alone film & the thing that in 2014 is called a "soft reboot". Can't wait what Mendes will do with the mythology one!

  • 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.