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  • Dear White People 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2014

    Equal parts hysterical & evocative, Dear White People is one of the most hard hitting and truthful satires in quite some time. It shows off the keen and intelligent eye of first time writer/director Justin Simien, who weaves together an ensemble cast of characters who deal with timely yet everlasting problems of our culture. Every little running joke and the more emboldened plot points address how, despite all the progress we have made in terms of racial depictions in media, ignorance…

  • Exists 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2014

    A surprisingly enthralling found footage film about Bigfoot. Despite a slow start and a few clunky characters, the film succeeds at what it strives for; making something as inherently silly as Bigfoot genuinely scary. The film builds anticipation for the creature, but unlike other found footage films that don't show off their monster (including director Eduardo Sanchez's earlier film The Blair Witch Project), Exists show's off it's creature design in some fast paced and horrific scenes of mayhem and destruction from this beast. There's real weight and terror to this version of Bigfoot and it works tremendously well.

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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.