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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix 1999

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Apr, 2015 3

    The rare rewatch.

    Thoughts and rating on this one haven't changed much. A good portion of the film's dialogue is cringe-worthy, especially when it's delivered by Keanu. Even worse, I'm going to say that 96% (give or take) of this film is straight, spoon-fed exposition which I don't remember it being that much. Although, all in all it's rather entertaining and the effects (most of them) hold up...plus, it's got a kernel of one hell of a good idea.

    That ending (the whole phone booth sequence)...I don't remember the ending being that unintentionally hilarious.

  • Zorns Lemma

    Zorns Lemma 1970

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    2015 Film Viewing Resolution #9

    I genuinely loved the shit out of this, especially the evolution aspect of the three separate acts. First, nothing but the word, no image. Second, a sequence of stills slowly, and increasingly, replaced by moving images of the mundane. Third, entirely moving image with dialogue soundtrack.

    Zorns Lemma's second section feels like dead-eye steadily flipping through some of the most obscure television channels, where the CW is replaced by the Orange Peeling channel, hypnotic in…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    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

    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…