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  • Alien

    Alien 1979

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    What a brilliant idea to set a slasher film in space.

    Even though the special effects hold up years later, the claustrophobic tension is incredible, and the the female role and related symbolism are amazing, most of what I am thinking about is the cat.

    Cat spoilers ahead: Why was there a cat on the ship? Did it belong to Ripley or did the corporation supply it with the ship? Has there ever been another film where a cat witnessed…

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity 2000

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2006

    One day I need to watch High Fidelity and Tiny Furniture as a double feature.

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2008

    One of the things that makes Javier Bardem's performance so unnerving is that he is not just a hit man, he's also a serial killer. While this can't possibly be the first time such a character has been portrayed, it sure does feel original in the context of this film.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014

    I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America.

    The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.