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  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    All I want from life is Stellan Skarsgård to invite me in for tea and cake and tell me stories about fly-fishing.

    (Oh, also: any theories on what the alternate aspect ratio of Chapter 3 ("Mrs. H.") could mean?)

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Mar, 2014

    Pretty interesting commentary by George Lucas (who lets the others do most of the talking), Irvin Kershner, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Carrie Fisher. Burtt wins.

  • All the President's Men 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2014

    Excellent audio commentary by Robert Redford. Recommended listen.

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2014

    Maybe my favorite of all the Muppet movies.

  • The Act of Killing 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Mar, 2014

    Unreal. That talk show the gangsters go on to promote their film seemed straight out "Starship Troopers."

    Go read Sam Van Hallgren's thoughts on the movie.

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2014

    A riot.

    In a terrific ensemble Bradley Cooper was my clear favorite; I especially enjoyed his scenes with Louis C.K.. And I liked that Christian Bale got to do his DeNiro impression in front of Robert DeNiro.

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2014

    Were the many, extended, and graphic scenes of people eating food really necessary? They didn't further the plot - if anything they brought it to a halt.

    I get that eating and cooking are a part, even a big part, of the characters' lives, but that doesn't mean we have to see it depicted so detailed on the screen. There are ways to imply that people get hungry and have dinners without showing it.

    Maybe it's just the way the French do things, but I can't help but wonder if the director was thinking more with his stomach than his head when he shot those scenes.

  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2014

    Pretty good. But what I really want to see is Griffin Dunne's character getting his own spin-off TV series.

  • Captain Phillips 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • A Woman Is a Woman 1961

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2014

    I enjoyed every odd, quirky minute of it, but I'm fully aware that I got only about a tenth of all the nods, winks, allusions and references. This must be what watching "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" feels like to someone who has never seen any of the previous Kevin Smith movies before.

  • Shortbus 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Feb, 2014

    Audio commentary with some of the actors and writer/director/sextra John Cameron Mitchell, who has this to say:

    "Show it to your friends, and if they don't like it, they shouldn't be your friend anymore."

  • All the President's Men 1976

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Feb, 2014

    Gotta love a film that's smart, but not condescending.

    Favorite part: the slow zoom on Redford in the newsroom. It happened so gradually that I only noticed it after several minutes. After the scene was over I had to skip back and watch it again. Marvelous.