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  • The Congress 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2014

    An admirable mess of a film about image, the entertainment industry and the constructs of humanity. With a story as complex and unconventional as this, one can't help but get kind of lost in it's narrative bursts of the bizarre turns of fancy that make more sense on a thematic level than they do in a traditional plot structure. The film's start involving digitizing actors' likenesses into a gorgeous animated landscape that represents the sensory destroying escapism of many in…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014

    Peter Jackson ends his second Middle Earth trilogy and (for the love of all that is holy on this Earth and others) his entire Tolkein saga on a disappointing note. Despite some very well earned closure to the more engaging of many characters (Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin), so much time is spent on elaborate battle scenes and resolving the unbelievably uninteresting exploits of the bland characters (especially the complete waste of time that is the Legolas/Tauriel/Kili relationship and the faceless…

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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.