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  • Maps to the Stars 2014

    ★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    What the fuck.

    I love David Cronenberg. For the majority of my film-obsessive life I have considered him the best director to ever live -- his past few years compared to the Coens' past few years have leaned me on their side of things since then, but I still consider him my runner-up. Of his films that I've seen, which is most of them, the closest I could come to saying I disliked one was A Dangerous Method, which I…

  • Starred Up 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    There aren't a lot of prison movies out there, especially these days, and there are even fewer good ones but it's a subgenre that I take a particular shine to so when one comes along that I can fully embrace, I am more than happy to take the plunge. Such is the case with David Mackenzie's Starred Up, a brutal and explosive journey into the world of Eric Love, a violent teenager so dangerous he's transferred to the adult prison…

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  • The To Do List 2013

    ½ Watched 09 Nov, 2013 2

    My To Do List:

    01. Invent time travel.
    02. Go back in time.
    03. Stop myself from ever seeing this movie.

  • The Butler 2013

    ½ Watched 22 Dec, 2013 2

    So to recap the first five minutes of Lee Daniels’ Lee Daniels’ The Butler:

    - Forest Whitaker is sitting in the White House.
    - He stares into the horizon, even though he’s inside.
    - Cut to an image of two men hanging.
    - Fade in Martin Luther King Jr. quote next to them.
    - Cut back to Forest Whitaker staring into the horizon for a second.
    - Cut to his childhood, working on a cotton farm with his parents.
    -…