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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Oct, 2016

    Appreciated The Shining more on this second viewing and noticed a lot of things I missed the first time around. Once in a while a film needs to be watched twice to really get the full effect. The Shining is definitely one I'll be recommending people to see more than once now.

    The sense of dread was still there even though I knew what was going to happen. It's beautifully shot, multi-layered, and thickly atmospheric.

    The maze was something I…

  • Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo 1982

    ★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2016

    Fitzcarraldo is:

    1). The slow moving, but heartening love story of two dreamers and the man's impossible, entrepreneurial endeavor of dragging a boat over land by opportunistically involving the local, indigenous people along the way.

    2). Lots of bowls of fermented spit, the flour in a nightmare cake.

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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.