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  • An American Crime

    An American Crime 2007

    ★★★½ Rewatched 26 May, 2016 2

    As odd as it sounds, sometimes it just feels really good to actually reach for your own movie shelf and pick a few ones to watch. As odd as it is, I spend most of my time streaming new movies or shows, so to actually watch a few of the hundreds that I own is a nice change of pace.

    This is the heartbreaking true story of Sylvia Likens and her sister, two teenagers from Indianapolis who were taken in…

  • Boys Don't Cry

    Boys Don't Cry 1999

    ★★★½ Rewatched 26 May, 2016

    Watching one movie with Hilary Swank yesterday prompted me to want to dig this out of the DVD shelf (Look at me! I'm actually watching a movie that I own!). I watched it with my sister too, and even though it made her visibly uncomfortable, I think she really respected the film and the message certainly carries through.

    This is the true story of Teena Brandon, a transgender male from a small town in Nebraska, taking on the identity of…

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2013 12

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    I don't think superhero films should be comedies, history has proven that they work so much better as thrillers. And that's why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favourite Marvel film to date, possibly even more so than The Avengers.

    When someone threatens to cause major damage to S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America has to rethink everything he knows - already trying to adapt to the 21st century, he's making new friends and meeting old ones, thinking of partners lost and…