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  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2014

    So, I wasn't a huge fan of The Raid. I liked it, I suppose, but I found it kind of hollow and monotonous regardless of the impressive action. I tend to favour minimalism and simplicity and all that, but I think the novelty of The Raid just wore off quickly. It just seemed like a torrent of cool action for the sake of it, and while that's fine in five minute YouTube clips, it gets boring in narrative form when…

  • August: Osage County 2013

    Watched 25 Jan, 2014

    Fuck this pageant of vapid misanthropy. Fuck this worthy melodramatic circlejerk. Fuck this formally vacant shitshow. Fuck this tonally incoherent, bumbling mess of a film.

    Look, if your outlook on life is so morbid, if the esteem in which you hold your characters is so low, it's got to be for a damn good reason. Otherwise, I just can't and won't engage with your film at all. Inside Llewyn Davis is equally bleak, but understandably so: the film is an…