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  • Predestination 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Good things come to those who wait, but only those things left over by the those who hustle.

    This particular line was used at the pivotal point in the film; oddly, it's the part of the film that resonated with me.

    I read the Heinlein short story this was based on years ago, so I was familiar with the overall concept here. I could appreciate the little nods and winks the director put in along the way for those who…

  • Love in the Afternoon 1972

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2015

    It took six years to get the sixth moral tale, but I'm glad I did. Love in the Afternoon turned out to be my second favorite of the series. The sexual tension is much more palpable in this film compared to the previous ones. The characters may be a little flat but the moral question seems much more urgent in many ways. In many of the other films the philosophical ideas seemed to take precedence over the here and now.

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  • 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 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. I've never read comic books and have never even heard of these characters, but I'm definitely a fan now. 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.