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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 29 Jan, 2015 22

    This is it. This is where the search for the best film of 2014 comes to its end. And even though I still need to check out a few more features that were released during the last year, I doubt that watching them is going to change anything because after having sat through what is unquestionably a goosebumps-inducing cinematic experience from start to finish, I can say with absolute certainty that Whiplash is my Movie of the Year.

    Whiplash tells…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 28 Jan, 2015 19

    It would be easy to write director Dan Gilroy's (directorial debut) neo-noir crime thriller off as just another story about a sociopath when clearly it is about so much more! It is a scathing commentary on a corrupt media where ratings trumps the basic principles of ethics, integrity and morals!

    "If it bleeds it leads" mentality reflects man's primal bloodlust! We've essentially replaced gladiators slaughtering Christians in Roman arena's with the network news!

    And if you take it one step…

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ DirkH Watched by DirkH 28 Jan, 2015 35

    When I was twelve I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I honestly don't know why, I just knew, it was a fact for me. When I started studying at seventeen, I signed up for an improv acting class, urged on by a fellow student. I fell head over heels with acting and the theatre. It was the first and only time that it made me doubt everything I thought I knew about what I wanted to do with…

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★ Lise Watched by Lise 25 Jan, 2015 104

    It is not surprising that so many people identify closely with Boyhood. It hits all the hallmarks of growing up. There is the promise made years ago that the parent forgot but the child did not. There is the incessant fighting between siblings that is forgotten two minutes later, as well as the faking of who is to blame for the fight when the shouts of "MOM!" have been acknowledged. There is the change in address, school and friends, for…

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 39

    “I just thought there would be more.”

    “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it.” So says an anti-religious crusader in Flannery O’Connor’s savage farce Wise Blood. But O’Connor, master of the tragicomic Southern Gothic, might as well have been writing of childhood, or of life itself. The past quickly recedes and fragments into shards of scattered memories;…

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 26 Jan, 2015 14

    Life inspires art. Art imitates life. But where it truly makes our heart sing is when they both meet at the intersection for it is in that moment when we get to experience the best of both. In a time when most films being released are either sequels, prequels, remakes or starting points of new franchises, there finally comes a picture which stands completely alone but nonetheless reaffirms the faith that the cinematic art form is all but lost.

    For…

  • Escape from New York 1981

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 29 Jan, 2015 10

    You gotta love the 80's, the testosterone filled air was so thick only bullets could punch their way through it! And manly men like anti-hero Snake Plissken with a kiss-my-ass attitude swagger onto the big screen in all of their highly accentuated masculine glory!

    You just CAN'T go wrong with Director John Carpenter and a star studded cast including.. Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau and Tom Atkins!

    Cheesy and…

  • Suspiria 1977

    ★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 64

    “I had no idea you were so strong-willed. I think that when you make up your mind about something, nothing will change it for you. My compliments.”

    Sometimes there’s a man...no, wait, wrong movie. Start over.

    Sometimes, things don’t work out, and you just can’t quite put your finger on the reason. You meet a person, and you share a great many interests—you like many of the same movies and television programs and podcasts, you both enjoy cooking, you have…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Evan Watched by Evan 29 Jan, 2015 20

    2015 has just begun, but I can almost guarantee Kingsman: The Secret Service will be the biggest surprise of the entire year. This movie is seriously insane and I mean that in the best way possible.

    Let's say Scott Pilgrim, James Bond, and John Wick all had a 3-some and somehow was able to get pregnant; their baby would be Kingsman: The Secret Service.

    This film is an absolute blast. The action sequences are so well done. It makes you…

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964

    ★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 25 Jan, 2015 21

    Despite being one of the finest examples of genre-filmmaking that's neatly crafted, superbly scripted & wonderfully performed, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove is a film that I admire more than I love. I've no hesitation in calling it the ultimate black comedy or the perfect satire but I also won't deny that my experience with it was pretty ordinary, regardless of the few laughs in between.

    Set during the Cold War era, the story of Dr. Stangelove or: How I Learned to…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 31 Jan, 2015 51

    Jake G, channels his inner Travis Bickle, and gives the performance of his career as Lou Bloom, a shady tabloid journalist, obsessed with capturing the perfect shot in Dan Gilroy's electrifying directorial debut. Choo choo trains are boss. The first time you see Jake G's shit eating grin. I want to wear Jake G's jacket. Bill Paxton is one of the greatest actors alive. He's the Tupac of actors, if Tupac was still with us. The money your local newscasters…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★½ Dirk van Eck Watched by Dirk van Eck 28 Jan, 2015 5

    Jake Gyllenhaal has brought us a dozen of fine performances throughout his career - i.e. Donnie Darko, Adam/Anthony, Robert Graysmith - but it’s with Nightcrawler that the man has now officially established himself as one the greatest talents out there. Louis Bloom is a maniacal, articulate, self-taught and co-ordinated man with a mission: climbing the career-ladder in local news reporting by means of guerrilla filmmaking strategies that get increasingly more extreme. There are the obvious mannerisms, especially in his speech,…

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★ Jonathan White Watched by Jonathan White 25 Jan, 2015 64

    About a year ago I fell in love with a distant memory. Like echoes through the decades, watching Before Sunrise brought back remembrances of a day long ago cruising the Aegean Sea, and a night filled with wonder in the twisty streets and twisty bars of Athens’ Plaka district. More than just memories, Before Sunrise brought back those feelings so long forgotten. A film was able to do that because Jesse and Celine were genuine, I didn’t doubt it for…

  • American Sniper 2014

    MovieGenius Added by MovieGenius 10

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As a soldier, one of the first things at which I excelled, according to the infallible eye of my drill sergeants, was marching and marching movements. As a white guy and someone whose idea of nightmare is dancing in public, I’m a proud member of Rhythmless Nation, but I can twist & turn on command at perfect stiff right angles in combat boots with the best of them, apparently. This, uh, skill led me to be selected for local funeral detail…

  • Overkill 1987

    ★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 27 Jan, 2015 20

    Mickey Delano is a politically incorrect undercover cop with an amazing mustache, a curly sporty short hair mullet, and to die for eyebrows. When his partner is killed, he will do whatever it takes to destroy the baddies responsible in this hilarious action flick that's so bad, it's badass. Yakuza mullet. Dramatic soap opera-esque acting from the soul. Fast and furious driving. Muscle shirts are dope. The way Mickey says yakuza. I think Mickey might be Sonny Crockett's cousin. Pearl…

  • Fury 2014

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 28 Jan, 2015 8

    I could tell you how good this film was til I'm blue in the face but lets face it there's not a director in the world who set out to make a good film.. they obviously had much higher hopes and ambitions for their film!

    It is a solid film with some good acting! But quite frankly nothing about it makes it stand out from the rest! If my son said he hadn't seen this film you'd hear crickets from…

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 24 Jan, 2015 22

    If I had to describe this film in two words it would be..

    Keanu Fu!

    Bloody knuckles, knives piercing flesh, and enough lead flying in the air to kill the Russian mafia with lead poisoning!

    John Wick doesn't get mad, hell he doesn't even get even.. he goes full blown DEFCON 1 and let's god sort it out!

    Pure unadulterated action flick that will put lead in your pencil! If you have an action induced woody that lasts more than…

  • Gone with the Wind 1939

    ★★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 30 Jan, 2015 2

    Exceptionally well crafted and laden with characters so fleshed out I half expected them to step out from the big screen into my living room at any minute!

    The cinematography and iconic shots such as Rhett Butler standing at the foot of the grand staircase gazing up at Scarlet O'Hara with a come hither look that could melt even the coldest of hearts and cause all the ladies to sigh and go weak in the knees!

    Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)…