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  • NXT Takeover: Unstoppable

    NXT Takeover: Unstoppable 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    This was another good event from NXT, though in the big scheme of things, it wasn't quite as memorable as previous NXT Takeover cards. The women's title match stole the show in my opinion. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks were terrific. Drew Breeze vs Finn Balor was good and Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn II was good. They were excellent matches, but I feel like all of these guys have done a bit better. That might sound like carping, but…

  • WWE Payback 2015

    WWE Payback 2015 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 May, 2015

    This was a mediocre event overall, but that shouldn't be a shock. Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler was a decent match I guess. Ziggler bled badly via a headbutt gone wrong. The 2/3 falls tag team title bout was good. The John Cena/Rusev "I Quit" match was ok, but ultimately dumb because the finish didn't really cap off the feud in a conclusive way. Bad booking. The fatal four-way for the WWE Championship was entertaining to a degree, but I really…

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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…