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  • Toy Story

    Toy Story 1995

    ★★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 20 Oct, 2016 35

    Toy Story is a story about toys; told at a brisk pace, with memorable characters, unforgettable music and groundbreaking special effects for the ages.

    What a perfect theme song! Randy Newman's You've Got a Friend in Me. It fits Buzz and Woody to a tee. Andy also has a friend in both of them. The old best friend, and the new one.

    I love the pace. Short runtime. Simple story. Solid conclusion. Super satisfying dialogue.

    The effects are lights out.…

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    Sally Jane Black Watched by Sally Jane Black 15 Oct, 2016 36

    CW: racism/white supremacy, sexism/misogyny, sexual harassment, exploitation/classism, appropriation, politics

    I know these faces. These are not the faces from the magazines. These are now the faces from Hollywood (even the ones that actually were). These are faces I seen everyday. They're Walmart parking lot faces. They're pickup trucks at gas station faces. They're faces you see in high school yearbooks and small town newspaper mugshots and sports moments, missing persons notices and crowd shots. They're faces at the mall. They…

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★★★★★ Eli Hayes Rewatched by Eli Hayes 15 Oct, 2016 61

    Upon re-watching American Honey, I came to the realization that it's my second favorite film of all-time -- just behind Mommy, the most personal narrative that I've ever experienced in the realm of cinema, and just ahead of Beasts of the Southern Wild, the film that I saw a few weeks following my father's death, and the piece of art that almost singlehandedly got me through the period of grief following his passing. My only complaint about American Honey is…

  • Fright Night

    Fright Night 1985

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 20 Oct, 2016 38

    This was an absolute blast! I never would have thought I'd enjoy myself so much watching something this Halloween but here we are!

    Playing on the fears paranoia at a young age, "Fright Night" tells the story of a boy who happens to be next neighbors with Jack Skellington who also happens to be a vampire. With this knowledge, he goes to tell everyone but of course, nobody believes him. So, he then decides to go after a TV Host/"Vampire…

  • Christine

    Christine 1983

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 17 Oct, 2016 21

    Is there really a greater feeling than watching a John Carpenter movie for the first time? Come to think of it, is there ANYTHING that sets you in the mood for something great than the words "Directed by John Carpenter"?

    So far, I've seen about four of his movie previous to this one and to call myself a fan of them would be an understatement. With each film I watch from him, I gain more appreciation for his craft and…

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men 2006

    ★★★★★ YI JIAN Rewatched by YI JIAN 21 Oct, 2016 4

    Exposition through shots of ruin, exposition through graffiti and other acts of vandalism. Exposition through propaganda (is it wrong if I say it was a bit exciting to spot Kuala Lumpur in the "Only Britain Soldiers On" ad?) When the camera pays more attention to the background, the dystopian world where the story takes place in becomes the main character. Theo, Julian, Kee, they are mere fillers, props to provide something accessible for the story. The center stage belongs to…

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead 1981

    ★★★★ Arielrocks5 Rewatched by Arielrocks5 16 Oct, 2016 34

    My original thoughts on "The Evil Dead" were lukewarm at best when I first viewed it about a year ago for the Halloween season. Most of my major problems stemmed from the simple fact I didn't find it scary and found some of it to be fairly dated.

    Revisiting it, those two issues are still there, yet what has changed is my prospective entering it. See, when I first watched it, I was expecting to be scared out of my…

  • Nine Lives

    Nine Lives 2016

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 21 Oct, 2016 31

    I'll leave it to you to figure out if this is ironic or I've officially lost my mind...

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko 2001

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 22 Oct, 2016 3


    "The search for God is absurd?"

    "It is if everyone dies alone."

    "Does that scare you?"

    "I don't want to be alone."

    Such a knockout combination of flavors and tones, genres and influences that it's hard to believe how coherent it all is. Portals expand though the screen of The Evil Dead as a heavenly choir soars within the soundscape. Elementary schoolgirls dance seductively in talent shows, taught by the 'teacher's pet' of a spiritual healer with a dark…

  • Scanners

    Scanners 1981

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 17 Oct, 2016 22

    This movie is weird.

    Some of the acting is really stiff and odd, like an Ed Wood movie. The writing is very talk and expansion heavy, but it's not entirely boring because of that. Feels kinda like an old school B Movie just with better production values. The direction is controlled, like David Cronenberg wants everything to be in perfect shape so when the horrific acts of violence happens it feels more painful.

    Effects are really good, especially towards the…

  • Mirror

    Mirror 1975

    ★★★★★ Eli Hayes Rewatched by Eli Hayes 18 Oct, 2016 38

    Tarkovsky is the
    greatest filmmaker
    of all-time. By far.
    No other filmmaker
    even comes close.

  • Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives

    Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives 2010

    Sally Jane Black Watched by Sally Jane Black 20 Oct, 2016 16

    TW: graphic violence, transmisogyny, transmisogynoir, white supremacist violence, ableism, racism, sexism, rape culture, transphobia, homophobia, rape, revenge, murder, sex work, anti-sex work sentiment, the t-slur

    87% of trans women of color surveyed in New Orleans reported being sexually assaulted or harassed by New Orleans police. The story is, most often, police would pull up and tell them they were in a "no prostitution zone," where penalties were doubled or some other absurd notion. They would then be pressured into sex…

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation 2016

    SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 17 Oct, 2016 8

    The whole art/artist dynamic has always been a straight-up division when it comes to my personal experience. Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are two great artists who also happen to be horrible human beings, and I accept the responses to my "support" when I go out and see their films. Today, under my own decision, I payed 8 dollars for a ticket to The Birth of a Nation, and it is a decision which will continue to make me uneasy,…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals 2016

    niceguys Added by niceguys 5

    i am suing whoever is responsible for this dog turd of a poster

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven 1992

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 17 Oct, 2016 20

    I always find it fascinating whenever a genre film goes out of its way to deconstruct itself. What on the surface may be one thing turns out to be another one entirely, and leaves a feeling of deep thought that's hard to get out of your head.

    "Unforgiven" is a revenge flick that doesn't really romance the pay off that most probably expected to. It's a hard hitting, deeply depressing, and above anything else, really grim dive into the real…

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 14 Oct, 2016 28


    In Andrea Arnold's sprawling - and I mean *sprawling* - American Honey, America is seen as the land of opportunity greedily lost to its own interests, and the camera shines its uniquely expressive eye on the leftovers. Extra beings with dreams and nothing more, desperately trying to get ahead but only falling further behind when they try. It's a concept similarly explored by artists such as Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, and Sofia Coppola, but Arnold's film is a…

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016

    ★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 19 Oct, 2016 9

    Less of a movie than it is a monotonous two-hour supercut of Tom Cruise elbowing people in the face, “Jack Reacher: Never Stop Never Reaching” (editor’s note: not the actual title) is a relentlessly generic star vehicle that’s been stripped down to nothing but an old engine and a rusty chassis. The jalopy still runs, of course — and not just because Cruise is now blatantly using Hollywood to subsidize his cardio routine — but it can be a pretty…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★ YI JIAN Watched by YI JIAN 21 Oct, 2016 5

    Imdb trivia:

    The man who plays Stu is not an actor but actually Stu Rutherford, a part-time business analyst for a Wellington company, LanWorx. He was hired for the film under the impression that he would be working on computers, and that he would play a small part in the film.

    Stu is the purest human being alive, perhaps even of all time. This is a movie about Stu, made for Stu. I'm so glad the vampires realize this, protect…