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  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    A disastrous bore of an attempt to recapture the magic of the first Sin City. Replaces any semblance of layer or somewhat interesting characters, visually engaging violence or simplistic yet entertaining spins on noire stories with one note dullards, repetitive fight/gore scenes and hollow rambling tales of corruption. All the men are either tough anti-heroes that mumble or corrupt business men that laugh maniacally. All the women are either sexually manipulative villains or scantily clad innocents who were wronged by…

  • Sin City 2005

    ★★★ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2014

    A technically proficient, if uneven exercise in stylized noire. Hits it's peak early with the Marv storyline, which has the most investing lead character, some gorgeous scenes of horrific violence and a brilliantly over the top performance from Mickey Rourke. Most of everything else after that point pales in comparison story and character wise, with the exception of some top notch work from Benicio Del Toro and Nick Stahl. Still consistently engaging on a visual level, which is impressive for a green screen heavy effort from the mid-2000s. Also the last thing on Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's resumes worth giving a damn about.

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013 1

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.