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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Yes, this franchise has become overstuffed to the gills with characters, plot threads, etc. and yes the action feels familiar to previous installments, but Bryan Singer still manages to bring his brand of energy and balance to this series. I love the cast and the special effects and the smoothness with which it unfolds. Quicksilver steals the show for me, but everyone in solid. Singer understands that depth and bursts of drama are needed to give the battles an emotional…

  • Risky Business

    Risky Business 1983

    ★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    I realize this movie is considered a classic in some circles, but I couldn't get into the plot. Tom Cruise is fantastic, but what starts as a "parents go away, party" flick turns into a crime drama/quasi romance. The tonal shifts of this film were a mess in my opinion, but hey, it will be forever iconic because of that dance scene. There are some funny parts, but aside from that famous moment with the Bob Seger song, what else is there to remember here? I've heard some compare this to The Graduate, but it didn't totally click for me.

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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…