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  • The Immigrant 2013

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    The Immigrant is, sadly, disappointing.

    James Gray's follow up to Two Lovers was highly anticipated by me. Two Lovers was great, and Marion Cotillard + Joaquin Phoenix? High expectations. Even with the middle of road reviews leveling those expectations, I was still underwhelmed. The Immigrant is a decent, boring film, I'm sorry to say.

    Cotillard and Phoenix do a good job with the material, but their talents still seem wasted, or perhaps misused. The plot itself is the biggest issue,…

  • Tim's Vermeer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    Fascinating little documentary that is quite good, but could have been even better. While it could have benefited by better direction and editing, it has two major factors playing in its favor. First, the subject is interesting and has some significance. I recently watched Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" and it was fine, but rather unimportant and not a documentary that has any real impact. In Tim's Vermeer, we are dealing with the topic of how Johannes Vermeer painted with…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 22

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012 2

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…