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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

    ★★★★★ 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

    COLOR PALETTE TO THE MAX!

    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 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.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012

    Okay, having had some time to think about this film and really let it sink in, I have come to the conclusion that it is great.
    Is it the best movie of all time? No. In fact, it isn't even my favorite in the trilogy. However, I need to clear something up: In no way is this a bad movie.
    Indeed, the only reason I am actually bothering with this review is to point out the outrageousness of some of…

  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2013

    What seems to be (quite literally) black and white, is really an extremely complicated tale of race. Through this tragic-yet-hopeful true story, we see that race has always been quite complex and has never been one-dimensional. 12 Years is perfectly crafted and will make your heart sink, right up to it's tears-or-you-don't-have-a-soul conclusion.

    Highlights for me were the "Roll Jordan Roll" scene, the marvelous acting (seriously, everyone was excellent), and the way McQueen chose to show the hypocrisy of religion in the Antebellum south. Don't miss this.