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  • We Were Soldiers 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2014 1

    I went in with the skepticism of it being purely jingoistic and xenophobic. At first I seemed to be correct - that this was a film that would inspire many a generation to be soldiers, and lead children across playgrounds to play "War". Maybe there's some oversight here, but its execution and political structure went hand-in-hand to provide a insightful look into war.

    War films are always a touchy topic - at their disposal they can debate the morality of…

  • No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Aug, 2014 3

    The Coens' prose (in a cinematic sense) is just as creative and ingenius as the book's author Cormac McCarthy. There's so much going on within nothing, that it becomes endlessly intriguing.

    From Brolin's similarity to Bardem (e.g. paying for a teen's shirt when they're at their weakest), to the lack of empathy placed upon characters...and of course, the end dreams.

    I know there's a lot of debate as to what they mean. But what if they really mean nothing? What…

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  • The Social Network 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2014 11

    When you're an asshole, you lose your girlfriend.
    When you lose your girlfriend, you get drunk at Harvard.
    When you get drunk at Harvard, you rant on the Internet.
    When you rant on the Internet, you make FaceMash.com.
    When you make FaceMash.com, you crash the system.
    When the system crashes, twins that row crew ask for your help (you hate crew).
    When you hate crew, you steal their idea.
    When you steal their idea, it becomes big.
    When it becomes…

  • Mud 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 11 Aug, 2013 11

    I re-watched Mud tonight to see if it could live up to my previous viewing. Much like The Place Beyond the Pines, it does add up but it actually improved. TPBTP had one of the greatest acts of the century but faltered after its first 40 minutes. Jeff Nichols’s Mud, however, doesn’t ever really falter at all – consistently great cinema.

    What my re-watch showed me, was that it gets the little things right to amplify the big picture of…