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  • Selma 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    Long before I had a chance to see Selma, there was a lot of buzz and hype regarding director Ava DuVernay and whether or not she would be the first black woman nominated for the Best Directing Oscar. I try not to think about buzz or the possibilities of awards and just concentrate on the merits of the film. I don't care who is at the helm. If they do a good job they deserve credit, right? I can honestly…

  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006

    ★★½ Rewatched 09 Jan, 2015

    I hated this movie with a burning passion when it was released because at that time I loathed this franchise. A lot has changed in the series since 2006 and this installment has been made a bit more interesting due to how it fits in the zany timeline. This is still easily the worst of the lot, though I've softened on my opinion of it now. Director Justin Lin has come a long way. The acting is definitely the most…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    The final 30-45 minutes of Nightcrawler contain some of the most gripping cinema you will see this year. It is an insane, adrenaline-fueled ending that will have the viewer on the edge of their seat, on pins and needles, white-knuckled, and any other overused critic line you can think of. I'm not sure how interested I would have been in Dan Gilroy's debut had it not been for the magnificent first trailer. The ones that followed weren't as crazy, but…