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  • Treasure Planet

    Treasure Planet 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 08 May, 2016

    There is whole period of Disney animated movies around the turn of the millennium that I missed due to college, etc. Treasure Planet was always on my list of titles to seek out eventually. I did recently and I enjoyed it. I wish Disney had experimented with this approach more, that being putting traditional animation atop 3D compueter animation. The style is distinctive and sleek. I dig the artwork in this adaptation of Treasure Island. The look of the universe,…

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Richard Linklater has been on something of a streak for at least 3 films (if not more). But Boyhood, Before Midnight and Everybody Wants Some!! are destined to be classics. I loved this movie because I love soaking up how Linklater conveys the past and growing up. No one else captures a time and place, the details, how young people act and live like this filmmaker does, with intelligence, humor, and truth. Like Dazed and Confused, this is a rambling…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    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

    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…