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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★ YI JIAN Watched by YI JIAN 30 Apr, 2016 20

    The dynamic direction by the Russo brothers was a breath of fresh air in Winter Soldier but now it feels rather monotonous. Lacking an emotional core that has any actual weight, the film was reduced to a montage of cool superhero moments that would fare better if posted on YouTube™ instead of a worldwide theatrical release.

    However this is disney-marvel we're looking at here, and fun fun fun is all they're concerned about. Got to admit, I had fun, simply…

  • Ratchet & Clank

    Ratchet & Clank 2016

    ½ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 28 Apr, 2016 3

    So profoundly bad that it represents the worst of two entirely different mediums, "Ratchet & Clank" doesn't blur the line between movies and videogames so much as it flushes them both in a toilet and forces us to watch as they swirl together down the drain. Some backstory: "Ratchet & Clank" is a deservedly popular series of videogames from a California studio called Insomniac, the first installment of which was released for the Playstation 2 back in 2002. Earlier this month, Insomniac…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★½ Eli Hayes Rewatched by Eli Hayes 30 Apr, 2016 4

    "Shouldn't we be panicking?"
    "I'm hungry."

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★½ Luke McCarthy Watched by Luke McCarthy 27 Apr, 2016 9

    Hints that it may explore some genuinely interesting ideas surrounding the implementation of justice within our globalised world, but the entire thing is suffocated by formula - once again a nameless, ill-defined villain is searching for an undefined Macguffin (only to then become the central MacGuffin himself, nothing but an angry face used to initiate narrative progression), and once again the action is utterly faceless, lacking in visual character and edited to the point that any sort of visceral impact…

  • Lemonade

    Lemonade 2016

    ★★★★½ josh lewis Watched by josh lewis 23 Apr, 2016 8

    "if we're gonna heal, let it be glorious"

    absolutely staggering portrait of personal & national pain, history and identity, someone call the 🔥 department, 2016 is over

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★ Ava Davis Watched by Ava Davis 29 Apr, 2016

    I started off this movie PISSED because my dad and I weren't in a good mood, I got the 7:20 showtime mixed up with 7:40 so the movie already started (it was only like 2 mins in when we walked in though) and I like had a very hard time listening to this movie and figuring out what they were saying for like the first half hour or something but then it got to be the BESST movie ever made…

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead 1977

    ★★★★½ nathaxn walker Rewatched by nathaxn walker 27 Apr, 2016 6

    Marrying early silent film comedy with gnostic body horror, Eraserhead is the sort of movie experience which everyone can probably relate to, even when they wish they could not. If you have been uncomfortable going over to your romantic partner's parents' house for dinner, if you dread the long walk home from the pencil factory, if you feel weird interacting with the neighbor across the hall with whom you would like to have or have had amorous intrigue with, if…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★★★★ nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 29 Apr, 2016 4

    As we have gradually and suddenly settled into our current dystopian future, around us unseen lay the corpses of discarded potential dystopias, lost as the hazy outlines cease to blur and come into sharper, solid focus. Ben Wheatley & Amy Jump's High-rise is one such lost possible dystopia imagined from countless back-of-glossy-heavyweight-magazine full-page adverts and album covers especially prized for their suitability as cocaine runways. It is out of the partial emergence and entire deaths of these potential futures that our…

  • Scream

    Scream 1996

    ★★★★★ bree1981 Rewatched by bree1981 30 Apr, 2016 11

    Am not going to spoiler tag this review but if you haven't seen this film, which unbelievably is coming up for 20 years old, then you should go out and remedy that before reading any further. This probably won't be any sort of structured review and more a collection of jumbled thoughts so apologies in advance.
    Scream has become a hugely iconic film with everything from the ringing phone to the macabre, Edvard Munch based Ghostface mask to Roger L.…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man 2008

    ★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 19 Apr, 2016 14

    77/100

    Remember when superhero movies were (gasp!) simple? And (whoa!) sweet? And barely connected to one another? My memory is getting foggy when it comes to all of these conveyor-belt products, replacing cinema with post credit stingers and throwing away a collective storytelling experience and shoving in a quick-fast-cut-boom-quip audience cheer fest. I feel like I'm witnessing the downfall of something monumental and sacred, but so many people love these things (it's a rush seeing an MCU film in a…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Wes Ball Watched by Wes Ball 30 Apr, 2016 6

    BEWARE OF DOG

    A24 has been unstoppable lately, spewing out a myriad of fantastic films that never cease to amaze me. From Ex Machina to The Witch, and beyond to the mystifying Swiss Army Man, there doesn't seem to be anything out of reach for the art house releasing company. Their latest release, Green Room- a skinheads VS punk rockers action packed horror film- proves to be no different from their repertoire, and is arguably one of the best films…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs 1992

    ★★★★★ maggie 🐷 Rewatched by maggie 🐷 30 Apr, 2016

    me: quentin tarantino can rest easy knowing that he's made the best romance film of all time

    my friend: rest easy? is he dead?

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★½ josh lewis Rewatched by josh lewis 26 Apr, 2016 6

    a new video essay from yours truly

    MAGIC MIKE XXL: Make America Great Again

  • All the President's Men

    All the President's Men 1976

    ★★★★½ Matt Singer Rewatched by Matt Singer 01 May, 2016 1

    One thread that stood out on this watch: A quiet but brutal critique of television to rival the far louder satire of Network, which was released the same year. The film repeatedly shows televisions, mostly around the Washington Post newsroom, presenting a counterfactual narrative of the Nixon administration that stands in complete opposition to the one assembled by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. While they search for the facts, the Post TVs mostly regurgitate the Nixon party line and publicize…

  • The Hidden

    The Hidden 1987

    ★★★★½ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 27 Apr, 2016 22

    I wish I could remember exactly who told me to watch this/add it to my watchlist around the time I signed up for letterboxd 4 years ago, but, thanks to whoever you are, I loved it!

    Almost as soon as the movie began, I was SO into it and this is coming from someone who usually loathes car chases! Watching Chris Mulkey rip through Los Angeles in a black Ferrari was the epitome of exciting! The MUSIC in this scene…

  • Heart of a Dog

    Heart of a Dog 2015

    nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 28 Apr, 2016 12

    I miss my cat Anastasia. She and I were together from when she was a little kitten in 1995 to her death in 2012, except for 8 months I spent in Trenton, NJ in 1998 without her. Those 8 months broke her heart. Our relationship was never exactly the same after that. My mom tells me that right after I left, Ana sat on the couch by the front door every day for three months, waiting for me to come…

  • Looper

    Looper 2012

    ★★★★½ matt lynch Rewatched by matt lynch 27 Apr, 2016 1

    I never get tired of the way this stacks smaller stories on top of each other to form its larger self, even while it maintains the strictest narrative and formal economy.

  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 2001

    ★★★★½ matt lynch Rewatched by matt lynch 30 Apr, 2016 3

    Among the most detailed and demonstrably lived-in pieces of futurism ever concocted, up there with BLADE RUNNER and ALIENS for both impeccable function and designer violence, not to mention a perfect extension of the origin series' unique, tantalizing melancholy. I don't know anything about anime, but of what little I've seen this is a stealth masterwork.