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  • A Most Wanted Man 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    If you saw Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and enjoyed it, you will likely appreciate A Most Wanted Man. It is directed by Anton Corbijn, a man who seems perfectly suited to tackle a le Carre novel after seeing his calm approach in The American. This is a patient filmmaker, one who understands that the nuances and organic nature of the material must be accentuated with ease. This is not rushed and actually is…

  • WWE Battleground 2014 2014

    ★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    So the string of disappointing and mediocre events rages on for WWE. If nothing else, though, WWE Battleground did give us the great 2/3 falls between the Usos and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper). The pay per-view would not top that.

    I feel like AJ Lee vs Paige was a step down compared to the solid women's matches we've been privy to recently. Rusev and Jack Swagger was tolerable, but it could have been better as it…

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  • 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.…

  • The Wrestler 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2014 2

    I reviewed The Wrestler when it was released in theaters. My thoughts on the direction, acting, and most other facets have not changed. To read that article, click here.

    As I watched Aronofsky's film again, I was struck by just how sad this story is. I suppose I noticed that to a degree at first, but I was swept up by Rourke's sterling performance, the way Aronofsky capture pro-wrestling, and the hand-held direction. The actual mindset of Ram and the…