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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2014

    I miss Michael Bay of the 1990s.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    This is the best kind of event movie, the one that delivers on being visually striking, emotionally resonant and complex, but not at the expense of being superbly entertaining. As well, there's something in those Apes effects that feels magical. You could very easily stop seeing it as a CGI character and think that you're seeing a living, breathing organism.

  • Rio 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 10 Apr, 2014

    Now with more birds! As much as I enjoyed the first film, this one doesn't have the same rhythm. The folks at Blue Sky are insanely talented, I just wish they'd stop making sequels to sell toys.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    A damn fine, proper action movie. Insanely well constructed and much bigger in scope than expected. Marvel's desire to make movies from different genres (ie. a political spy thriller) is setting their superhero movies apart from everything else out there.

  • Cuban Fury 2014

    ★★★ Watched 10 Apr, 2014

    A solid charmer. Nick Frost has some moves, Rashida Jones is irresistibly adorable and it's got some Ian McShane. 'Nuff said.

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013

    ★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2014

    As the old saying goes, "nope."

  • Wetlands 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Mar, 2014

    So... Germans are into some weird stuff.

  • Space Station 76 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2014

    Very much enjoyed SPACE STATION 76. Production design, cast and dark humor are top-notch.

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2014

    Plenty of charm and food porn, but with a strange underlining relationship with the Internet.

  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

    I can't say I liked the movie so much as I enjoy watching Greta Gerwig exist on screen.

  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Dec, 2013

    There is a mesmerizing quality to Stoker. The marriage of many levels of craftsmanship, all working harmoniously in service of atmosphere. Sound design, cinematography, score, performance, production design, costume. It's all so wonderfully drawn to create this magnetic experience.

  • Don Jon 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Dec, 2013

    It's a movie all about pornography, Catholic guilt and attractive young women are horrible people. It spoke to me.