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  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jan, 2016

    *Rewatched with commentary by Paul Dini and Kevin Smith*

    On his Fatman on Batman podcast, Kevin Smith sat down with Paul Dini, one of the great minds behind Batman: The Animated Series, and recorded a commentary track for one of the very best Batman movies ever made, Mask of the Phantasm. Essentially, the commentary is just one big Batman fanboy geeking out about Batman with a Batman writer. It makes for an interesting and occasionally entertaining commentary. Dini explains how…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2016 2

    Let's put the spotlight on the fact that this film is essentially Batman teaming up with The Hulk, Sabretooth, and Howard Stark to bring down a bunch of pedophile priests.

    Talk about superheroes trying to make the world a better place...

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    We're all fucked.

  • The Rules of Attraction

    The Rules of Attraction 2002

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jan, 2016 2

    I think it's safe to say that we all love Pulp Fiction. And we all love and praise Quentin Tarantino for making Pulp Fiction. But he didn't write it alone. Many people forget that he wrote the film with a guy named Roger Avary. And many people also forget that Avary wrote and directed his own film in 2002 called The Rules of Attraction.

    Well, it's less that people forgot and more that no one bothered to see it. See,…

  • Coffee and Cigarettes

    Coffee and Cigarettes 2003

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2016

    The Bill Murray/Wu Tang segment deserves its own full movie.

  • Get on the Bus

    Get on the Bus 1996

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2016

    There must've been a ghost on that bus. It's the only way to explain why extras kept disappearing, reappearing, and getting replaced by extras who never originally stepped foot on the bus.

  • M

    M 1931

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2016 5

    M is...

    Mesmerizing - The black and white cinematography is absolutely striking. As is many of the visual cues and shots directed by Fritz Lang. You can tell he put a lot of thought in many of the simplest shots. He makes just about every scene look like visual poetry.

    Moral- The film takes a very interesting moral approach to the story. It's never one sided in it's depiction of the killer or the town citizens/cops looking for him. It…

  • Blue Season
  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jan, 2016 1

    This may not be the slow paced thriller that the 1961 classic was and it's hardly even a thriller. It's a practically a horror. It's got lame jump scares and everything; then again, even the original had one lame jump scare. My point is this is a far cry from the original. Seeing the two back to back helps me see just how ridiculously in your face this is compared to the original. As much as I prefer the original,…

  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jan, 2016 2

    Is there an actual phobia of capes? If so, what's it called?

  • Room

    Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Jan, 2016 2

    It's weird how much this movie makes me appreciate life a little more.

    I don't mean in the sense that life could be worse for me if I was held captive in a room with my mom my entire life and I should appreciate how my life is because of that. I mean that seeing this little 5 year old kid discover the world for the very first time--from the smallest, simplest of things to the grander scope of it…

  • Trumbo

    Trumbo 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2016 4

    Just give me 2 hours of Bryan Cranston smoking and typewriting in a bathtub and I'm happy.

    Also, am I the only person on the planet who kinda loved this? The reviews on here aren't exactly flattering...

    BUT DAMN THE REVIEWS! DAMN THE HOLLYWOOD PRESS! AND DAMN BRYAN CRANSTON FOR BEING SO DAMN FANTASTIC! DAMMIT!

    You can call me crazy...you can call me a communist...but one thing you can't call me is a crazy communist. I swear I'm not. I also swear that I think this film is much better than people give it credit for, but you don't believe that either, do you?