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  • Morgan

    Morgan 2016

    Watched 08 Dec, 2016

    2016 Ranked | Best of My 2016 | Pleasant Surprises

    I wondered what had happened to Morgan. It felt like the commercials came and then it vanished into thin air. Well, apparently that's basically what happened as it tanked at the box office and was, presumably, hooked early. I guess I can see why but I don' get it.

    After a fair bit of exposition and slow buildup Morgan unexpectedly (for me at least) turns into a really darn cool…

  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist 2006

    Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    I still remember when The Illusionist and The Prestige within two months of each other and the "battle" that ensued trying to decide which magician film was better. Now that I've finally seen The Illusionist I can confidently and resoundingly say that The Prestige is the better film--by far.

    The Illusionist, despite being helmed by two great actors, isn't a well-acted film. Both Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti come off as nothing more than caricatures. And when a film based…

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  • Seven Psychopaths

    Seven Psychopaths 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2012 4

    I was so taken aback by Martin McDonagh's first feature film, In Bruges. I did not think it would be that great or that funny, but somehow Martin blended perfect amounts of comedy, action, and drama together to make one kickass film. Thus, when I heard his sophomore effort was coming out I knew that I had to see it. Plus, not only does Colin Farrell return but Sam-Fucking-Rockwell is in it, and he is one hell of an actor.…

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2013 13

    Whoa. That was the best thriller I've seen in a long time. I can't even remember a film that "had me thrilled" more than this one; I was literally clenched for 90%+ of this film.

    Unfortunately, when I arrived to the theater someone was in the seat that I had bought for myself so I just snagged another. But then, of course, the rightful owner of that seat came. By this point, George Clooney was regaling the audience with his…