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  • Mr. Nobody 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2014

    Here we have an ambitious motion picture with an anything but linear narrative from Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael. His visual approach is vivid and ostentatious. The editing is complex and intriguing. Yet as unique as Mr. Nobody is, its influences are quite clear when you know what to look for. And despite using a method of storytelling that is difficult to follow, the point of this epic saga is rather simple. This is about many things: love, time, death,…

  • The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story 2014

    Watched 07 Sep, 2014

    I had perused portions of Dustin Diamond's memoir Behind the Bell after I heard about all the dirt he was dishing on the cast and his experiences. I certainly never expected any kind of movie to be made based on it, but here you go. And he even admitted parts were made up by a ghost writer. So of course we need a movie! What is remarkable about The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is that director Jason Lapeyre…

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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…

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008

    ★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2014 2

    When I first saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I admit I was probably a bit generous with my rating. I played down its problems because hey, it was a new Indiana Jones film and as a reviewer that was exciting to tackle after growing up with the previous three adventures.

    I have watched this polarizing picture for the second time and was about as entertained by it as I was during that initial theatrical viewing.…