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  • Noah

    Noah 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I enjoyed it a lot. When the Watchers were knocking away hordes of attacking soldiers, "Noah" began to feel a little bit like "Lord Of The Rings" meets The Lord. You don't really expect CGI creatures and battle scenes in the story of Noah and the Ark. But those moments were fairly brief. Overall, it was an easy and entertaining watch.

    "Noah" is a lot more about the personal life and death drama between the characters and much less of…

  • North Dallas Forty

    North Dallas Forty 1979

    ★★★½ Added

    Judging by the poster, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a feel good, rowdy sports comedy. It's much more of a drama than anything else, and there's actually very little football, even though the business of the game is ever present.

    It's a decent movie, not great, but fairly interesting. Nick Nolte is good as a broken down veteran, riddled with aches and pains even though he rides the bench for most of the games. Acting is decent, except for Bo Svenson as Jo Bob. I thought he was pretty bad.

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★ Added

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

    tl;dr - Fun for teens, inferior to the original

    Die hard "Poltergeist" fans like myself are probably going to go see this no matter the reviews. I obviously did. I adore the original, and I'm not at all opposed to remakes or reboots. I was really looking forward to this one, and sorry to say I didn't find it very good at all.

    Admittedly, the other people in the theater with me seemed to enjoy the film much more than…

  • Salinger

    Salinger 2013

    ★★★ Added

    A solid and interesting documentary about the legendarily reclusive writer and the times that made him. But J. D. Salinger once said that what readers should know about an author should come solely from his or her writing. So, it's kind of a strange experience watching this film and knowing that Salinger himself would have absolutely despised the invasion of privacy.

    Also, a great deal of the film documents Salinger's personal life with a succession of young women. While the…

  • In Fear

    In Fear 2013

    ★★ Added

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

    A very well regarded movie. Critics liked "In Fear". Somehow, I wasn't seeing the appeal.

    I guess if you're hungry for a little "Blair Witch Project" lost-in-the-woods-vibe, you might get something out of it. Personally, a lot of the action just felt implausible to me, and the characters' behavior didn't feel real. From the beginning, motivations seemed questionable, especially the off screen event that sets the entire plot in motion.

    "In Fear" also features a "teleporting villain", which, if it…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    The non-chase scenes get three stars. Decent, but not really that great, to be painfully honest. Max is kind of uninvolved in the action or story of the first quarter of the film, and there's not a lot of character detail to Furiosa or Max. Both characters are kind of blank cyphers with no real character arcs to speak of. If you haven't seen the first film, Max's brief, hallucinatory flashbacks make no sense and have no real meaning. Reasons…

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation 1974

    Added 4

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

    Not only is "The Conversation" a piece of shit, it's slower than a glacier race. For an early film from the director of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now", "The Conversation" rarely gets mentioned in general discussions of the great films in cinema history.

    There's a reason for that, I believe.

    Gene Hackman stars as Harry Caul, part of a team of covert surveillance men (a team that conveniently disappears from the movie a few scenes in.) Caul is one of…

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection 2002

    ★½ Added

    I'm a huge fan of the Halloween series, and this is the only Halloween film I hadn't seen until now. I wasn't a fan of H2O, so I skipped the followup for a long, long time, despite it having the historic death of Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode. It's a bit better shot and edited than the original "Halloween II" from the same director, but that's not saying a lot, since "Halloween II" was pretty bad. "H: R" really tries…

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers 1988

    ★★½ Added

    It's a lousy movie, but I think Pamela Springsteen is one of the cutest ladies ever. I'd say she's the sliver screen serial killer I'd most like to cuddle with. I wouldn't kick her out of bed for killing crackers, that's for sure.

  • Jimi: All Is by My Side

    Jimi: All Is by My Side 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    It's a lot better if you look at it as a relationship drama instead of a musical biopic. You don't get a whole lot of understanding about Jimi Hendrix the man or the artist. You don't get a real sense of where he's been, or where he went after the events of the film. And since there's no co-operation by the Hendrix estate, there's none of his original music. The Hendrix estate steadfastly denies Jimi ever did drugs, and it…

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977

    ★★★★★ Added

    tl;dr - Classic that still holds up.

    Part of the fun of being an amateur Letterboxd critic is attempting to develop writing skills and trying to analyze films in an objective way. Of course, that's an impossible contradiction, because art appreciation is completely subjective. That's the where the amusement and challenge comes in. I love watching films I've never seen before, as well as going back and trying to re-evaluate well known personal favorites. I'm hyper critical of movies in…

  • Goon

    Goon 2011

    ★★★★ Added

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

    Surprisingly enjoyable. The comedy seemed like a throwback in that it's grounded in reality. It does get a little serious now and again, but even that was a relief from the usual cartoonish, over the top style of a lot of sports comedies. There's just enough drama to give the events significance and to raise the stakes as the plot progresses.

    It's a funny movie, but definitely not one of those broad "anything for a laugh" comedies. The comedy portion…