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  • Sucker Punch 2011

    Graham J Watched by Graham J 24 Jan, 2015 10

    Watching Sucker Punch is like watching a friend you don't really like play a videogame for two hours. Making matters worse is the stranger sat between you both aggressively wanking over his iPod full of shit reworkings of your favourite songs.

    Sucker Punch is not only as bad as you've heard, it's worse.

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★ Jonathan White Watched by Jonathan White 24 Jan, 2015 60

    I’m sure that David Lynch, both dazzled by the resources that Dino De Laurentiis could bring to bear, and the love of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi masterpiece, was drawn to Dune. Well, things didn’t work out so well, particularly when Daddy and Daughter De Laurentiis took the reins away from Lynch. Would Lynch’s version been a masterpiece? I don’t know. I loved the novel, but I considered it pretty unfilmable. The practical De Laurentiis’ just wanted to make some money…

  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★ Michael Sicinski Watched by Michael Sicinski 16 Jan, 2015 5

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    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…

  • Mistress America 2015

    ★★★★½ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 25 Jan, 2015

    like Frances Ha on adderall, Baumbach goes the full Sturges for his lightest, funniest & most winning film. i was thinking that this Greenwich movie about a manic CU/Barnard student writer was hitting too close to home. and then they drove by my house.

    MY FULL REVIEW ON TIME OUT: www.timeout.com/us/film/mistress-america

  • At Long Last 2014

    Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 20 Jan, 2015 14

    Letterboxd's own Austin Gorski, co-directs and writes the tale of best friends reunited after a tragedy. What should've been a fun day of catching up and sipping milkshakes, becomes something way more dark and not so yummy. At Long Last looks absolutely fantastic. It's pretty like a beautiful flower. Major props for that. Why is Beethoven's music always in LB shorts? I would rather see Beethoven the dog, but at least there's a cool as fuck puppy named Roscoe. There's…

  • The Sacrament 2013

    ½ DirkH Watched by DirkH 24 Jan, 2015 22

    There is something very, very wrong with this film and it pisses me off to an almost unimaginable level. I wash my hands off Ti West. He has made one fantastic film, the rest I have seen have been either mediocre or very bad.

    But this one, well this one is simply repulsive.

    Not because it is a gratuitous, gore riddled bloodbath, but because of deeper, more ethical reasons.

    First something else. For someone who claims to be a genre…

  • Mortdecai 2015

    Robbie Collin Watched by Robbie Collin 20 Jan, 2015

    The Shit Budapest Hotel

  • American Sniper 2014

    MovieGenius Added by MovieGenius 6

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

  • Wild 2014

    ★★★★ Luke Kane Rewatched by Luke Kane 24 Jan, 2015 2

    Reece Witherspoon wears no makeup in Wild, a new film based on the autobiographical novel by Cheryl Strayed and adapted by novelist Nick Hornby. Her performance is pointedly unglamorous, in fact, yet she's never looked more beautiful.

    In the film she's decided to hike a thousand miles across the Pacific Crest Trail, for reasons which aren't clear at first. We sense that this pilgrimage is not to fulfil some daredevil sense of adventure, but that it's more an act of…

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell? 2013

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 25 Jan, 2015 2

    Shion Sono's nostalgic love letter to himself counting all the ways he loves old school cinema! A tribute if you will to 35mm film, to the obsession that exists on both sides of a camera, to turning your epic fantasy into an epic film even though for most mortals too much water had already passed under the bridge! For Shion Sono his love and passion for filmmaking are timeless!

    A frenetic excursion into gorilla filmmaking taken well beyond the extreme!…

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★½ Dirk van Eck Watched by Dirk van Eck 21 Jan, 2015 6

    Bennett Miller be like: “We must make Steve Carell’s nose preposterously big, otherwise nobody will believe him as John du Pont…” Or has this make-up interference just been all about receiving an extra Oscar nomination and potential win in the Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling category? Whatever the case may be, Foxcatcher is a thrilling portrait of a fragile persona; one who must lean on others to feel a sense of worth and who goes very far in assuring…

  • Raging Bull 1980

    ★★★★★ Rida Watched by Rida 30 Dec, 2014 25

    The most frightening thing about Jake LaMotta isn’t his rage. It’s that look in his eyes when he’s caught onto something, when he thinks he has somebody cornered. He latches on to a sentence, or a phrase, and then he repeats it over and over until it starts to take on a different meaning for everybody in the room. He makes himself believe things that aren’t true, perhaps because he wants these things to be true, because he wants to…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Eli Hayes Watched by Eli Hayes 24 Jan, 2015 6

    This is a great film regardless, but I'm fairly certain it's impossible for me not to love any film that Emily Blunt stars in. Just saying.

  • Rear Window 1954

    ★★★★★ Eduardo Gonzalez Added by Eduardo Gonzalez

    Alfred Hitchcock's best film. The chemistry between Grace Kelly and James Stewart stands out during the opening scene. It has a lot to say about our society's fascination with voyeurism.

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ jvince Added by jvince 4

    Part of jvince's Top 150 Films of All Time

    Part of jvince's Top Ten Films of 2014

    Five Good Reasons Why You Should See Whiplash:

    #1. J.K. fucking Simmons. Best performance of the year, no contest. His turn as the terrifying (and borderline psychopathic) Mr. Fletcher is one for the ages.

    #2. Miles Teller. Any other year, he would've been a shoo-in for a nod. It's scary to think how much better the kid can become.

    #3. It's intense as…

  • Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ Andy Summers Watched by Andy Summers 24 Jan, 2015 6

    It has taken over 20 years, but Andy has finally seen Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Have I been in prison? No. Have I been on a space station? No. Have I been in a coma? No. So why on Earth has it taken me so long to see what is rightly regarded as a modern classic? I'd love to come up with a plausible answer, but the truth is I don't have one. I've caught little slices of it over the…

  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 25 Jan, 2015 2

    After a rewatch, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds still enthralls, fascinates, annoys, and entertains throughout its bloated runtime. I can see why so many love this, as the tension sizzles like a egg on a sun-baked sidewalk and the dialogue is as dangerously sharp and witty as ever. I like the emotional core, I love Brad Pitt in this, and the climax is absolutely glorious. However, there's something jarring about this work. Nothing feels organic or free-flowing about the pacing, and…

  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★½ DirkH Watched by DirkH 20 Jan, 2015 11

    There is something appealingly old fashioned about The Imitation Game, while at the same time that's its biggest problem.

    Films about WW2 have always held a certain appeal to me and The Imitation Game hearkens back to those classic 'big' productions that tried to capture and somewhat romanticize what the times were like back then. These films weren't dealing with the gritty nature of war but more with the road to victory already traveled. This film has a sweeping story,…