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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 18 Nov, 2014 23

    With designated masterpieces like Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight & Inception under his name, Christopher Nolan has risen exponentially through the ranks of American film industry as one of modern cinema's finest auteurs working today and, in a career that spans just over 15 years, has already cemented an impressive legacy with an incredibly devoted fan following that continues to grow every passing moment.

    Truth be told, I was very skeptical about Interstellar before deciding to check it…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★ DirkH Watched by DirkH 18 Nov, 2014 25

    If you're one of the three people in the universe that hasn't seen this film, there'll be spoilers here

    The Nolan Brothers are poor writers, something they prove once again with a high concept, beautifully shot but shoddily written script that overreaches its grasp at just about every turn. Christopher Nolan is a far better director than he is a writer, he really should direct something once that wasn't written by him or his brother.

    Interstellar is not a bad…

  • The Prestige 2006

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 14 Nov, 2014 29

    An ingeniously crafted tale of twists & turns, a fascinating vignette of obsession & jealousy, and an interesting illustration of friendship & rivalry, The Prestige is a magical piece of thrilling cinema by Christopher Nolan which comes with its own set of pledge, turn & prestige moments just like any great magic trick and cleverly manages to take its ordinary premise & turn it into something truly extraordinary.

    The Prestige is the story of a friendship that became a rivalry which later turned deadly. The…

  • Blue Ruin 2013

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 20 Nov, 2014 46

    The revenge is brutal, swift, and quick, but it's only the beginning in this dirty gritty grimy modern noir that will leave you breathless. Bathtub bandit. Trash bag french fries. Kind cop. Gentle ocean waves. Maps have useful directions. More people should send postcards. Car alarms can be loud. Crowbars ain't no joke. Dwight's beard. The mood is tense as a motherfucker, and the musical score is done just right to keep you on the edge of your seat. Neck…

  • Listen Up Philip 2014

    ★★½ Mike D'Angelo Watched by Mike D'Angelo 17 Nov, 2014 27


    "Ike's time with Philip had been rejuvenating," intones Eric Bogosian's narrator roughly midway through the film, "restoring a sense of pride and vitality that the man at one point subsided solely upon."

    That's nonsensical, but you can easily see how Perry confused "subsided" with "subsisted." A mistake anyone could make, though it's surprising that it wasn't caught by Bogosian (assuming it's not his error), or by editor Robert Greene, or by any of the people who presumably read the…

  • Dark Angel 1990

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Rewatched by Todd Gaines 14 Nov, 2014 84

    Dolphan is a badass cop who plays by his own set of rules. After his partner is killed, he's forced to team up with a super nerdy FBI agent and together they fight a deadly bootleg Terminator wannabee with a mullet I can't even begin to describe in this underrated, super fun, and action packed Sci-Fi thrill ride. Deadly compact disc. Christmas trees. Matthias Hues's super mullet. Why does the musical score sound straight outta Miami Vice? Yuppie preppie fucker…

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Bjorn Bouterse Watched by Bjorn Bouterse 10 Nov, 2014 11


    Well after watching Whiplash one thing was for sure, you don't want to mess with J.K. Simmons.

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Travis Lytle Watched by Travis Lytle 15 Nov, 2014 19

    For those who like their science fiction fast, fun, and smart, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" is a treat. A slam-bang near-future epic, Liman's film boasts a natural, buoyant sense of humor, a hint of braininess, and a direct line to the sensibilities of any frustrated gamer. It is a wholly appealing genre spectacle.

    Beginning with the invasion of Earth by killer aliens dubbed mimics, "Edge of Tomorrow" focuses on Tom Cruise's military relations man busted down and into battle…

  • L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 19 Nov, 2014 2

    Noir-November Challenge! Movie #42

    It takes a great writer, director and cast to elevate pulp to this caliber of class! The film is dripping with style but in no way shape or form does it sacrifice substance in favor of style! It's an extraordinary film that lets you have your cake and eat it too!

    An all star cast that gave equally brilliant performances thus making it next to impossible to single out any specific actor for an exceptional performance!…

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 17 Nov, 2014 6

    Taking ideas from many sci-fi classics & seamlessly blending it with the ambience of James Bond thrillers, Inception is an original, inventive & ambitious sci-fi wonder from Christopher Nolan that manages to live up to its monumental hype & expectations amazingly well, and even today continues to be the subject of discussion amongst many movie-buffs, thanks to its multi-layered narration, surreal structure & ambiguous ending.

    A contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind, the story of Inception presents a future where…

  • Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★½ YI JIAN Watched by YI JIAN 19 Nov, 2014 3

    Okay. Serious question. Is Jake Gyllenhaal even real? He's so good in acting it's almost a sin. Right at the very second he appears on screen, he's already working his way to convince you he's not Jake Gyllenhaal, that he's some boy-eagle scout cartoonist from California. And boy, is he good. The way he hunches a bit while he walks, the way he stares into blank space while munching on his donut. He literally lives his characters. He dies at…

  • Touch of Evil 1958

    ★★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 16

    Part of Noir-November

    “He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?”

    The end justifies the means. That was his mantra. Shortcuts, grandstanding, rule-bending, hubristic excess and excessive hubris—all was fair game, so long as the final result was the desired one. No one else followed the rules. They were too busy whoring and bellowing and thieving and lying. Or else they did follow the rules and ended up with nothing. You could…

  • Hunger 2008

    ★★★★½ DirkH Watched by DirkH 16 Nov, 2014 2

    Usually I need an emotional connection to be drawn into a film with as harrowing a subject as Hunger has. Once again McQueen proves that with his detached, clinical but unflinching style he still manages to achieve just that despite the distance between the audience and the film.

    From the get go it is clear that McQueen will pull no punches. The prison and its inhabitants are gritty and rough. The violence is brutal and yet McQueen manages to inject…

  • Memento 2000

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 13 Nov, 2014 14

    Noir-November Challenge! Movie #29

    The films complexity coupled with the non linear format forced me to take measures I don't normally take while viewing a film! With reckless abandon I took a tattoo needle to my flesh logging the facts and details all over my body! Sadly Newton's law of gravity took effect.. the tattoo's are now indecipherable! Next time I'll use Post It Notes!

    The first time I seen the film I detested the grotesque non linear format but…

  • Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★★ DirkH Watched by DirkH 18 Nov, 2014 27



    Best kick in the balls I've ever had.

  • Toy Story 1995

    ★★★★½ Aaron Added by Aaron 16

    Part of Buddy the Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?

    “That wasn’t flying! That was falling with style!”

    All he wanted was to be loved. To be paid some attention, just a bit. Surely it wasn’t so much to ask. He might not have been a shiny new thing—he would be the first to admit that he had seen better days. But he still had some life left in him. He had stories to tell and love to give, if anyone…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 10 Nov, 2014 24

    Oh. My. God.

    I have a headache, but it's the best headache I've ever had.

  • Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★ ScreeningNotes Rewatched by ScreeningNotes 19 Nov, 2014 9

    "Whoever this is, you owe me another lamp."

    I had this on in the background while I worked from home today (living the dream) so I won't be doing a full-fledged review as I wasn't able to spare as much attention as I usually like to. So yes, I owe you all another review; although, with an intricately designed film like this, you're much more likely just to get another lamp. Instead, here are some of my raw, unedited thoughts…