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  • Men, Women & Children 2014

    ★★★★★ Eli Hayes Watched by Eli Hayes 19 Oct, 2014 37

    Hi Letterboxd, Bitter Eli here. Normal Eli has taken some time off and allowed me to spawn from an abyss of displeasure and frustration at the Letterboxd community's reaction to Jason Reitman's most recent (and greatest) directorial achievement. Before we begin, I'll provide you with a textual recreation of how I came into being:

    *begins to scroll through the Letterboxd reviews of Men, Women and Children* ugh... aw, really? must be a fluke... nope, here's another... wow, and another, and…

  • The Tenant 1976

    ★★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 21

    Part of Hoop-Tober

    “What if she gets better?” “Don’t worry, she won’t get better.”

    Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. If my cat’s reaction to my Dyson is any indication, this axiom is unimpeachably true. The maxim is usually attributed to Aristotle (in the appealingly macabre form of “horror vacui”), who believed that any theoretical void would be filled by surrounding material, instantly wiping it out. Nothing—the absence of something—cannot really exist, for something will always take nothing’s place.…

  • Night of the Living Dead 1968

    ★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 16 Oct, 2014 10

    George A. Romero's feature film debut is that influential horror flick whose contribution to its genre as well as pop-culture has been so immense that cinema will forever be indebted to it. Night of the Living Dead marks the birth of a new sub-genre of horror & is one of the first films to employ the storyline of zombie apocalypse.

    Over the years since its release, this seminal classic has garnered a strong cult following & there's no denying that its influence…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★½ Travis Lytle Watched by Travis Lytle 18 Oct, 2014 6

    A big, brawny thrill-ride of a monster movie, Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" works hard to excite with effects-driven spectacle. It is a loud and polished piece of work that puts a premium on kaiju-caused mayhem while attempting some human drama. The mayhem, of course, is more remarkable than the casually forgotten drama, but those with an eye for blockbuster-style entertainment will be more than satisfied.

    Beginning with an in-credits introduction to the strange creatures Edwards is about to hurl at his…

  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 17 Oct, 2014 15

    The Phantom is back haunting the streets of Texarkana in this reboot of the 70's iconic slasher classic. Drive-in fun. Wooderson's nephew. Peeper creeper. The Phantom speaks, carries a gun, and that makes a creepy deadly combo. If you're wondering if this is a straight up remake, the answer is no. I must applaud director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon for the cleverness of how he incorporated the original into the reboot. I think fans of the original will get a big kick…

  • City Lights 1931

    ★★★★½ Keith Watched by Keith 09 Oct, 2014 3

    A lighthearted comedy about homelessness, suicide, disability, manic depression, substance abuse, handguns, bipolar disorder, drunk driving, robbery, rheumatic fever, and incarceration.

    Ladies and gentlemen.....the 1930s!

  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★★★ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 18 Oct, 2014 20

    The wealth of knowledge vampires must amass after thousands of years is fully realized in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive. Even though most vampire films have explored the longevity of the immortal, we very rarely see them reminisce about Nikola Tesla, the Spanish inquisition or Charlie Feathers' music. They adapt, survive, evolve, dance, read, make music, and most importantly - they love.

    Adam is a wistful poet, secluded in his decrepit house in Detroit where he spends most of…

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 15 Oct, 2014 11

    Hello everyone, take the John Wick quiz to see if It's right for you! (In all honesty, every single person on Earth should see this piece of badassery.)

    1. Do you like to watch Keanu Reeves kicking ass?

    2. Do you like to watch Keanu Reeves shooting many bad people in the face?

    3. Do you like to watch Keanu Reeves ramming his car into other cars?

    4. Do you like to watch Keanu Reeves punching bratty mob members in…

  • Trick 'r Treat 2007

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 19 Oct, 2014 7

    Part Four of Rolling Fog, Creepy Passageways, Murderers Lurking In The Dark: My Own Halloween Challenge

    A delightful, demented, atmospheric, and wonderfully conceived cult classic; Trick 'r Treat is a yearly Halloween tradition with me, and every viewing brings new, rich and joyful surprises. And with the leaves rolling about, the wind picking up speed, and the cold winter chill making itself known; I figured it was time to sit back and enjoy one of my favorite horror films.

    The…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 18 Oct, 2014 12

    Part Five Of Preparing (As Much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar

    Very few films, in all of cinematic history, have confounded, mesmerized, and lifted audiences to a height like Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Personally, while I enjoy Eyes Wide Shut more, that doesn't mean that it's better. 2001, without a doubt, is Kubrick's best work. Everyone has a favorite Kubrick, and that's fine, but I can't see anyone arguing with 2001 being his finest achievement as an…

  • Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★★ Andy Summers Rewatched by Andy Summers 19 Oct, 2014 9

    You'd think as a Jock that my favorite Danny Boyle film would be Trainspotting. You'd be wrong, as ever since I saw Sunshine on a big screen back in 2007 I've been mesmerized by the beauty and visually arresting style that Boyle's science fiction film delivered. Incorporating a couple of genres with a final act that introduces elements of both a thriller and a slasher film, it all comes together in something that really does warrant numerous viewings.
    Set in…

  • Inside 2007

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 15 Oct, 2014 8

    A genuinely effective & relentlessly violent feature to come out from the new wave of French horror and certainly ranking amongst the most disturbing & bloodiest films ever made, Inside is a prime example of extreme cinema which marks the return of pure unadulterated horror on the silver screen & manages to accomplish all the things it promises without entirely discarding the core elements that makes a film work.

    Opening with a brief prologue covering a car accident, the story of Inside concerns…

  • It's Alive 1974

    ★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 16 Oct, 2014 8

    It's my son's birthday today... any who I was searching my memory and recalled seeing this film at the drive-in theater while I was pregnant with him! Probably not the best choice of films for women who are preggers! lol

    70's low to no budget flick that scared the bejesus out of me back in 1977, now it's just a fond memory with big ass honking fangs and claws!

  • Leviathan 2014

    ★★★★½ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 17 Oct, 2014 13

    Leviathan is a fascinating tale of corruption and betrayal, relying on some intriguing visual allegories and symbolisms as a way to propel the story. I was surprised by the great amount of witty humor in the first portion of the film, which proved to be very entertaining, also serving as a display of helplessness towards the abuse of power and corruption that surround the town. Then, we follow the destructive paths some of the characters end up taking and the…

  • Graceland 2012

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 15 Oct, 2014 8

    A desperate father will do whatever it takes to find his kidnapped daughter in this edgy Filipino thriller. Sleeping hooker. Bedtime prayer. Angry mommy. Shoplifting is not a victimless crime. Dueling spiders? Politicians are corrupt? Poncherello's cousin. Vanilla twist moment. Dry heave. Annoying ringtone. Mad Dog's Filipino brother from another mother. Post coitus glow. Inquisitive cop. Fancy boat. Graceland kinda reminds me of Kurosawa's High and Low. I wish I could speak Tagalog. Bloody hands. Detective Ramos's undershirt and hat…

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★½ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 16 Oct, 2014 8

    The 38th São Paulo International Film Festival has finally arrived and what a better way to start than with Foxcatcher, one of my most anticipated films this year! I was looking forward to seeing the talented cast in such dramatic roles as they usually appear in more lighthearted movies and the story seemed quite riveting as well as disturbing. Director Bennett Miller once again captures some great performances, maintaining a bleak tone throughout the whole film. I feel the heavy…

  • Eyes Without a Face 1960

    ★★★★½ ScreeningNotes Watched by ScreeningNotes 15 Oct, 2014 2

    Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 15

    "When I look in a mirror, I feel I'm looking at someone who looks like me, but seems to come from the Beyond."

    Of all the movies I was hoping to watch this October, Les Yeux sans visage was among those I was most frightened to see. Something about the premise and the fact that I'd seen it on a few favorite films lists around here had me thinking it would be the kind of…

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ ScreeningNotes Rewatched by ScreeningNotes 16 Oct, 2014 7

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