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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Mar, 2015

    This is a Stanley Kubrick film. What else needs to be said?

  • The Hustler

    The Hustler 1961

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2015 4

    Fast Eddie might be one of the most interesting characters ever produced on film. So much to analyze about him, layers upon layers produced from the vivid B&W cinematography -- should be brought up in conversation about the best of all-time -- as well as the minimalistic screenplay. What really makes this succeed aside from all that and the fantastic ensemble (hello, Mr. Scott) is just how deductive its approach is. We don't need to be shown every shot and…

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2014 12

    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

    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…