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  • They Live 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Dec, 2014

    After seeing Roddy Piper on the WWE Network I was reminded that it had been a long time since I watched this movie. Yes, it has low production values and the characters could have been developed better, but in my opinion They Live holds up remarkably well even today and director John Carpenter adapts Ray Nelson's short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" with the utmost competence and attention to detail. The direction and editing are tight, the pacing is…

  • Toy Story That Time Forgot 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Dec, 2014

    Four years after the toys said goodbye to Andy, Pixar continues to craft compelling, engaging, and funny stories about these characters. That's important to note since Toy Story 4 is on the horizon. It must be difficult for John Lasseter and company not to revisit this universe on a regular basis when the world has unlimited potential. They have not disappointed me yet and so I will remain optimistic about every project down the road. The latest short, Toy Story…

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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…