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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    This film is an amazing collection of incredible images and sequences that seem tailor made to make an amazing trailer. This appears to be Hollywood's new specialty. As for crafting an actual film? Debatable.

    The Coen brothers have one skill that never fails, in my opinion. They can shoot a film and make it look great. In Hail, Caesar! they don't fail at this, with great sets, beautiful costumes, amazing lighting, etc, etc, ad infinitum. Characters are carefully portrayed as…

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Feb, 2016

    Sue me, but Wes Anderson makes a charming picture, and Moonrise Kingdom is a charming picture. I suppose that chief amongst its charms is how thoughtfully Anderson & DOP Robert Yeoman frame their shots. Each moment is almost like a still photo that transitions into action. The art direction plays into this sensibility in just the same way. I like the way he characterizes his adolescent heroes as naive, but thoughtfully and confidently naive. Conversely, his adult supporting roles are experienced,…

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  • Ninja III: The Domination

    Ninja III: The Domination 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2014 1

    Sort of like mashing together The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Samurai Cop, any Sho Kosugi movie, Flashdance, and Tron.

    So, awesome, obviously.

  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2014 2

    Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.

    Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad too big for Urban's head. That or his…