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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Lu(nati)c Besson. It's so thrilling any time a movie goes this far off the reservation.

  • A Most Wanted Man 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Slow burn spy thrillers are admittedly my thing, but it's especially fun watching one where the primary villain is conflicting government agency priorities. (Though, God, that doesn't sound fun now that I've written it.)

    Thoughtful criticism: for those as in love with Rachel McAdams as I am, she rides a bike for roughly twenty minutes of this film, which is precisely as cute as it sounds.

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  • Sucker Punch 2011

    ½ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2013 2

    In case you were wondering, this is still one the ugliest, most brainless, most unpleasant, and most fucking terrible movies made in your lifetime.

  • Room 237 2012

    Watched 01 Apr, 2013 2

    Hard for me to give this an actual grade, as that would implies it's an actual movie, when really it's closer to a PowerPoint. The loonier segments have the capacity fascinate (the moon landing guy, in particular), but since we never get to know any of the people behind the theories, it never gets more interesting than occasionally being compelled to mutter aloud, "Well, THAT'S a stretch!" The rest is either exclusively for Shining die-hards or for those who never…