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  • Shiri 1999

    ★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Watching this was a mistake.

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Having yet to see Lady Vengeance I would say Oldboy > Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance at this stage. This was not as thrilling as Oldboy or as arresting yet it possesses a greater sense of cinematography and more pleasing shots.

  • The Chaser 2008

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    This was intense yo
    I thought it wasn't going to do something in the third act but it did. It had me laughing like oh shit they actually did that. No hollywood movie would go that far.

    This is the tensest thing since slice bread.

  • All the President's Men 1976

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    As an outsider to the U.S., Watergate is fascinating. That such a level of corruption could permeate the most significant Western democracy is amazing.

    Redford and Hoffman are great, mr director whose name I've forgotten makes a nice aesthetic.

  • Serpico 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    Pacino's career has been rather dismal in his old age but man, I had forgotten for a minute how fantastic he used to be. He could churn out shit for the rest of his life and he would still have that period of 20-30 years full of greatness.

    Serpico is a very fine effort from the prolific Sidney Lumet capturing a side of 1970's New York.

  • Christmas in August 1998

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    Reading the wiki section on motifs, the part about being shot to imitate photographs and portray a stillness could not be more accurate. For a ~90 minute film it feels so much longer, not that it drags, but an overwhelming stillness is felt throughout.

  • My Sassy Girl 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    So ridiculous :)

  • The Lunchbox 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

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

  • Rio 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    I can't remember anything about the first Rio now but I think I probably liked it more. This is still enjoyable enough to watch with my little bros and it's still very aesthetically pleasing and I liked the song and dance number where all the macaus are in the sky that was nice

  • Cuban Fury 2014

    ★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2014

    Not very substantial, Chris O' Dowd plays a villain for once and I don't like it. But lots of dancing if that's your thing.

  • The Man Who Sued God 2001

    ★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2014

    meh
    Billy Connolly can't save this himself.
    Was alright I guess but nothing special

  • Bad Words 2013

    ★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2014

    Has some very funny moments but it'd be quicker to just watch the trailer.