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  • Suspicion 1941

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    A decently built up Alfred Hitchcock thriller that bungles it's payoff. With a story of a woman on the brink of losing sanity as she attempts put the pieces together about her very secretive new husband. There's a lot of fun little Hitchcockian moments of foreshadowing, particularly a visual effect with a picture that Fontaine is staring at. It's helpful that the cast does such a phenomenal job too, particularly the ever frightened Joan Fontaine, the ever charming yet clearly…

  • A View to a Kill 1985

    ★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    One of the bigger lows in the James Bond franchise. Following the basic plot of Goldfinger without any of the charm, gadgetry or style, A View To A Kill ends up being a lackadaisical and whimpering note for Roger Moore to end his long running rein as Bond. Filled with horrendous visual effects, a total lack of any sort of charisma from any of the Bond girls and more than a few bland action sequences, the film feels like a…

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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

    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.