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  • Summer Wars 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

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

  • Snatch 2000

    ★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    I don't quite know what to do with this movie. It's one of those flicks where I can definitely see why people like it. It's smart, it's fun, it's got an interesting plot to follow along with (even if I kept forgetting who characters were if I didn't recognize the actor)... but it just didn't connect with me at all. I'm not sure I can pinpoint anything in particular that didn't work for me, I just... didn't get into it.…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014 3

    Like so many movies by the Coens, I'm not exactly sure what to make of this. I like individual moments, but I'm not certain I can say it hangs together as a whole. My least favorite thing about the Coens has always been their ending choices, which frequently feel like they just abruptly stopped making the movie, rather than actually *ending* their story. That is definitely the case here, and I am once again left unsatisfied and a little puzzled…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    The movie does get a little long, but for the most part, this is a wildly entertaining ride. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill play beautifully off each other, creating a very funny dynamic that carries the rest of the movie. The use of not only voiceover narration but direct-to-the-camera narration as well perfectly fits the tone of the entire movie, making us feel like we are complicit in Jordan's schemes. And, honestly, it does make it hard not to like…