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  • Lone Survivor 2013

    ★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    In like Greengrass, out like "Battleship".

    First two-thirds are quasi-documentary style and well done, so it's depressing that this ends up with an obviously concocted Taliban vs Noble Pashtun Helpers battle and more shots of a wide-eyed kid than a Peter Jackson movie.

  • Ida 2013

    ★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    Very pretty, but doesn't have a hell of a lot to say and feels like it takes a while not saying it (makes 80 minutes feel like 2 hours easy). Let's get in the time machine and have an action-packed American remake with 18-year old ScarJo popping pills and going to raves.

    Also, Agata Trzebuchowska really knows how to eat bread angrily. Grrr carbs.

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  • Transsiberian 2008

    ★★★½ Rewatched 15 Jun, 2012 3

    Starts off like a modern-day "The Lady Vanishes" and then bounces jerkily around before ending up as a somewhat standard thriller that teeters on the brink of Generic Action Movie at the end but pulls back. The whole thing is rather sloppy and relies on a combination of extreme contrivance (oh no drugs are falling out of my backpack! please don't look at the next picture on my camera!) and bafflingly stupid actions from Emily Mortimer (going off into the…

  • Project X 2012

    ½ Watched 07 Jul, 2012 2

    This will make you hate:
    (a) yourself for watching it
    (b) every entitled asshole character and America in general
    (c) the world for letting it exist; the state of humanity
    (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE

    If you like this movie--even "ironically"--you need to be fucking destroyed.