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  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 21 Feb, 2015 12

    From the director of Capote & Moneyball comes another biopic, this time covering the life of multi-millionaire John du Pont and his relationship with 1984 Olympic gold medalists, Mark & Dave Schultz. And even though Foxcatcher looks like an interesting character study on paper, the film itself is quite a tedious experience for the most part.

    The story of Foxcatcher concerns John du Pont; heir of the multimillionaire Du Pont family & a wrestling enthusiast who recruits the 1984 Olympic gold medal-winning US…

  • Lost Highway 1997

    SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 25 Feb, 2015 14

    I wake up. I'm sweating. Lost. Confused. Annoyed. The walls are plastered with red. I hate red. The room is small, or at least I think it is. It's getting tighter the more I observe, crashing in on itself in a claustrophobic fashion. The radio is blaring, showcasing a constant thunder of cool ass tunes that correspond with the lightning storm outside. In spite of all the feverish mayhem, I happened to notice someone. His coat was the same color…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★½ Matt Singer Watched by Matt Singer 22 Feb, 2015 2

    Call me crazy, but I'm starting to suspect Frank Miller has some issues about women.

  • Flash Gordon 1980

    ★★★ ScreeningNotes Watched by ScreeningNotes 20 Feb, 2015 14

    "What happened to me?"
    "I don't know, but it was pretty sensational!"

    A football star becomes an intergalactic superhero? Only in America.

    Don't let the rating fool you, this movie is one heck of a fun time. It's just that there aren't many definitions of the word "good" that it fits into. As a superhero film, it runs into the fatal flaw that there's almost nothing heroic about Flash (he solves his problems most often by running away or unfairly…

  • Side by Side 2012

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 24 Feb, 2015 3

    An immensely intriguing tour of the evolution of filmmaking process in the cinematic medium over the years, Side by Side is a side by side comparison of the two formats of crafting a motion picture that's available to filmmakers today; first is shooting on photochemical film which has been in use since the dawn of cinema while the other is shooting digitally which dominates the industry at present & has made the traditional film stock an endangered format.

    Directed by Christopher…

  • Bambi 1942

    ★★★★ feedingbrett Rewatched by feedingbrett 26 Feb, 2015 12

    Review In A Nutshell:

    It seems maturity and wisdom has opened my eyes to Disney’s classic gem as Bambi was another film that I felt previously was a disappointing entry in their filmography. I was distant due to its lack of a narrative arc and the inability to provide memorable music; which is still a problem this time around but my feelings towards it is not as sour. The classics simply were a different breed to the beautiful and charming…

  • The Replacements 2000

    ★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 25 Feb, 2015 3

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    It's no "The Longest Yard" but it will do in a pinch! It has the spirit and heart of films of that ilk! Just not as violent or as funny! Although it does have its moments! I got a big kick out of the stripper cheerleaders busting moves that caused a huge distraction for the opposing team and REF!

    It's totally predictable but I didn't…

  • Apocalypse Now 1979

    ★★★★★ Alex Vlad Watched by Alex Vlad 24 Feb, 2015 1

    Francis Ford Coppola’s epic (and when I say epic, I mean bigger than epic) war film about Vietnam is considered one of the greatest films ever made and after rewatching it for the I-don’t-know-how-many time, I am still blown away by the impact it has on me. The film has a storied production, it took 16 months to film and many years to edit, but the film has also influenced pop culture in a way that no other film before…

  • Housebound 2014

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 24 Feb, 2015

    2014 has been a disappointing year for horror films! Then I came across this underrated little gem! Boy oh boy did my eyes light up when I realized I had struck pay dirt!

    I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this is Gerard Johnstone's directorial debut! With a great first time outing like this it tickles me to think "We haven't seen nothing yet" from this promising young director!

    It pulls off a fantastic balancing act insuring…

  • The Judge 2014

    ★½ DirkH Watched by DirkH 23 Feb, 2015 2

    Iron Man 4: Family Time

    In which Iron Man plays Robert Downey Jr who must save his scene stealing father from being stuck in a bland slow motion loop of clichés.

  • Princess Mononoke 1997

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 22 Feb, 2015 10

    A rousing, majestic, expansive, and creative work by Hayao Miyazaki; Princess Mononoke is a perfect amalgamation of both boundless story and ingenious animation. The film just captures and ignites the imagination, taking the audience on a journey that is fully formed as a result of strong screenwriting and an ever-evolving storyline. It's a classical story, one overflowing with a wide range of themes that shift and change as new revelations come to light.

    It may not be as intimately personal…

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 19 Feb, 2015 21

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

    "You should see these waves..."

    Getting a postcard has always saddened me. I don’t know why, but I’ve always gotten slightly irritated when I received a note from a friend with an attached picture of them laying in the sun, obviously enjoying themselves way more than I was. Yet, the sadness hits me more than irritation mainly because they thought of me enough to send it. Within all the madness and tranquility of vacation, it’s beautiful that the sender thought…

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 20 Feb, 2015 8

    One does not simply walk into a Paul Thomas Anderson film without high expectations. Most filmmakers today might be content if they've given at least one masterpiece for which they'll be remembered but Paul Thomas Anderson is one who has made way too many. And even though his latest doesn't touch the heights of his best works, it's still one hell of a psychedelic ride that's groovy from start to finish.

    Based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Jack Gaffney Rewatched by Jack Gaffney 25 Feb, 2015 9

    2014 was the year movies were exposing T.V. news in a very diverse way, showing the ins and outs of the whole process of putting an episode together. Films like Gone Girl, showing the different kinds of point of views from viewers to the person who is actually getting harassed by the news. Or even The Interview, where it didn't really expose anything, but it showed a more vivacious view of the news. But Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is the movie…

  • Mr. Turner 2014

    ★★★★½ alphonse Watched by alphonse 23 Feb, 2015 8

    Reading many reviews calling Mike Leigh's latest effort boring, tiresome and overlong made me think Mr. Turner would be a cold, distant biopic. However, to my surprise, the translation of J.M.W. Turner's life to the screen turned out to be one of the tenderest, most compelling and joyful films of the last year; it's a film that exudes a passionate, engaging warmth and which has its heart in the right place. Yet it also feels like a very nontraditional biography…

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Ethan C Williams Rewatched by Ethan C Williams 24 Feb, 2015 5

    A few words on my feelings about the Oscars last night in conjunction with revisiting my favorite of 2014.

    I think a lot of people get really mixed up when they talk about this film because they start to confuse the awards attention with the intention of the filmmaker.

    Knowing what I know about Linklater and with him being one of my favorite filmmakers even outside of Boyhood, I know his ethos doesn't come out of making gimmicky things simply…

  • Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★½ Alex Vlad Watched by Alex Vlad 24 Feb, 2015 2

    It's goofy, it's fun, it's hilarious and thats all it really needs to be. Mindless entertainment for the whole family with Bruce Campbell as Ash being a total bad ass full of great one liners and charm. It's a classic to me.

  • Tusk 2014

    ★½ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 25 Feb, 2015 18

    So, what's the deal with Tusk? Did Kevin Smith lose a bet or something? Did someone dare him to make it? I would blame his marijuana use if I didn't know any better.

    I understand that Justin Long's character was supposed to be a bit of an annoying jerk, but it was just too much.

    All of the Canadian jokes fell totally flat, but not as flat as Johnny Depp's character.

    There is a scene where Michael Parks and Johnny…