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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2012

    Pretty close to perfect, however I expect nothing less from Tarantino. We have not only the most badass main character of all time, but the most likable antagonist to grace the screen in some time (in Leo DiCaprio). The movie delivers in ever aspect and I'm not surprised to call it my favorite of 2012.

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Sep, 2014

    I'll fully admit that watching it on DVD on a much smaller screen (in class) didn't have anywhere near the same impact on me as my three theatrical viewings did. But why should I punish the film for that? It is still one of my favorite films of the last ten years, glorious big screen HD aside, and features two really excellent performances.

    The only thing I noticed this time around that actually did bug me were a couple of…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Nov, 2013

    Second time seeing it. Took my dad and blew him away.

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2013 1

    The kind of film that makes me proud to be part of humanity.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Jan, 2014


    Some truly moving performances and and brilliantly subtle score. This is one of the most complex romances ever put on film.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jan, 2014

    I honestly can't express how much I love writhing in this depravity.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Dec, 2013 4

    Why would I watch David O Russell doing Scorsese when I can watch Martin Scorsese doing Scorsese? Well, I wouldn't!

    The Wolf of Wall Street took all of my American Hustle disappointments and completely made up for them. Oddly enough, the reason I hated AH was the same reason I loved The Wolf: A complete schmuck of a main character. While AH's characters were absolutely despicable people, there wasn't anything that made me care about them. Leo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort,…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Mar, 2014 4

    When watching the latest Tarantino movie, I am as forgiving as anyone when it comes to his little "trademarks". Why, then, am I so damned critical of Wes Anderson's whimsical world of symmetry and color? Despite my putting his films under a microscope, he always seems to remind me of just why I love his movies to begin with.

    I was worried when I saw the trailer for Grand Budapest. I was afraid it was going to play out like…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 03 May, 2012

    Started out pretty dull. Was tempted to leave (no kidding, it was annoying me). SO glad I didn't, however, because what took place after the first half-hour or so was an insanely fun ride.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    Just a few questions:

    How is it not nomiated for Best Picture?
    How is it not nominated for Best Actor?
    How is it not nominated for Best Directing?
    Why did they even bother nominating other films for Sound Editing?
    Why aren't there more movies like this?

    My dad said it best: "In ten years, this will be one of the movies that people are looking back at. Classic."

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2012

    My third time, and finally the way its supposed to be seen: True IMAX. It gets better with every viewing.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2012

    Even better the second time. Now to see it in IMAX.