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  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2013

    This film is an absolute assault on the senses. What struck me most, outside of the indescribable visual masterpiece, was the sound or absence of sound in various points throughout the film. Sandra Bullock absolutely shines, Clooney is Clooney, and my heart nearly exploded. The parallels made to creation, reproduction and life in general are hard to miss and beautiful. A must-see in 3D (I did not see in IMAX but will for a 2nd viewing). I'm blown away by this movie and the accomplishment by Cuaron, Lubezki and Webber to bring their vision to the screen in this magnificent way.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Added

    This movie is unbelievably fun. Chris Pratt is the perfect underdog and each character has such a specific game to play. Bautista's character stole the show from a comedic perspective and was the perfect balance to Bradley Cooper's Rocket the Raccoon. I will watch this again and again for years to come.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    A perfect comic book movie. The most fun I've had at the theater in a long time. Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo steal the show. Everyone in this film got to showcase exactly what is great about their individual characters.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added

    I was very disappointed that this film didn't make it to the list of nominees for 2011. Performances were incredible despite very little dialogue. Amazing soundtrack. Fascinatingly stylized movie.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

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

    An incredible end to one of my favorite trilogies of all time. Christopher Nolan tells the best of the Batman stories, in my opinion. I love the darkness of these films, both visually and metaphorically. Christian Bale excels in this finale, as does Joseph Gordon Levitt as Robin.

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Added

    I have seen this movie over 50 times without exaggeration. I once watched it 3 times in a row on a flight. Smart, engaging, emotional, psychologically thrilling and visually impressive. Frustrating but great ending. One of my favorite films of 2010. Excellent performances by an incredible ensemble cast.

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    What happens visually on screen is beyond compare. What happens with the personal relationships between characters, however, leaves something to be desired. Matthew McConaughey is phenomenal and grounds the role in a way I'm not sure anyone else could have. Chastain is under utilized. There is plenty of amazement to make this film worth the trip to the theater either in IMAX, 4K or regular digital. Hans Zimmer's score was dull to some, but I felt it added a lovely tone.

  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Heartwarming and genuine performances by both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Great film.

  • Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is my favorite film of the year so far. Everything about it is perfect - the performances, how visually beautiful it is, the timing of the comedy and the deliverance of such mature performances by Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman. I could and will watch this movie over and over again. This and The Royal Tenenbaums are my favorite Wes Anderson films.

  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Absolutely insane and ridiculous. This is exactly what a massive, Hollywood blockbuster film should be. Most fun I've had at a summer movie since the Avengers.

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2012 3

    Great sci-fi, time travel film that creates a very accessible future world. Explores the ideas of loneliness, "what if" and other time travel themes while remaining emotional and not forgetting about the details. I want to watch it again to make a stronger review.

  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Oct, 2012

    Wow. This movie was gripping from beginning to end. Based on a true, now declassified, story, Ben Affleck is incredible as both actor and director at taking us through the details, emotions and tensions of this tale. A must see. Excellent performances by all. I was so anxious in the last 15 minutes of the film that I started (but didn't finish) Googling the ending on my phone.