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  • Collateral 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Apr, 2012

    Totally awesome. Sincere acting, suspenseful plot. Makes me miss LA, in the love-hate kind of way that mimics the characters own relationship.

  • District 9 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2012

    This film is incredible. The way it weaves between documentary and narrative, which you don't even realize until after, the sincerity of the actors, the intensity of the politically charged and terribly realistic depiction of how life would be if aliens really did come to earth all build up on the grittiest, truest, and moving pieces of cinema on my list.

  • Miami Vice 2006

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Feb, 2012

    A genius re-imagining. No bullshit, harsh & grittily realistic. The cinematography was groundbreaking and under appreciated, I think.

  • Morning Glory 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2012

    I suspect Harrison Ford wasn't acting very much, but Rachel McAdams knocked it out of the park – she was quirky and honest and human. The story has a very regular structure, but the writers threw in enough tiny, unexpectedly human details that it really tugs at your heart strings. I found it inspiring.

  • Amadeus 1984

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2012

    Surprisingly captivating. I've never really paid any attention to opera or Mozart, but the tale of bitter, painful brothership over the course of these two men's lives had me very taken in.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    Watched 22 Dec, 2011

    I'm not sure why everyone gave it such good reviews online; it was absolutely awful. Less believable than all the others, 40% cheesier, and no really rewarding payoff. Tom Cruise has lost his spark, and no one was strong enough to replace it. Which is hard to admit, because I love Simon Pegg.

  • The World Is Not Enough 1999

    ★★★ Rewatched 10 Dec, 2011

    Pierce Brosnan wears amazing suits. Sophie Marceau & Denise Richards are both cheesy and amazing. John Cleese.

  • The Girlfriend Experience 2009

    Watched 04 Dec, 2011

    I love Steven Soderbergh, and I think he meant this is an experiment - both in the business of filmmaking and the art of storytelling. I think there was too much suspense, too much unobvious so that I was left confused more often than I was feeling for the characters.

  • Good Will Hunting 1997

    ★★★ Rewatched 01 Dec, 2011

    So many not-yet actors in this movie! I never realized.