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  • The Salvation 2014

    ★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    Much like John Wick whereas I was completely, whole-heartedly on-board with Mads Mikkelsen's mission of revenge...actually quicker than John Wick.

    But, then terrible green screening and CG fires took me out of it. Way, way, way out of it. How hard is it to construct a medium-sized fire and shoot footage of said medium-sized fire? Pretty sure other films have done this in the past.

    None of the actors seem invested in the material or their characters. Which is understandableish…

  • Person to Person 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    Dustin Guy Defa's Person to Person just happens to be a wonderful way to spend 18 minutes. A simple premise executed perfectly with a fantastic soundtrack and a highly-entertaining central performance from Bene Coopersmith.

    In 18 minutes, Defa deftly and subtly tackles a clashing of generations with perfection, really. I cannot, for the life of me, think of anything that could be changed in order to render Person to Person any more enjoyable than it already is, outside of (maybe)…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2013 8

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Princess Mononoke 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2014 6

    My mouth was agape, awestruck for the entire duration.

    I know I claimed Spirited Away to be the best animated film ever, but now I just don't know anymore. Are these two tied? Is this the best animated film? Is it still Spirited Away?

    Demon worms, rotting boar carcasses, cursed forearms, a red elk, bobblehead tree spirits, a goofy looking Forest God that turns into a giant, translucent glob of sparkling water, detached limbs and heads, wolves, hangry apes, more…