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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Oct, 2014 1

    I might be this movie's biggest fan. Looking over my colleagues' ratings and reviews on Letterboxd, I see a lot of unimpressed folks, and a fair number who downright hated this thing, and hated Jodorowsky. I find Jodorowsky an absolutely delightful storyteller (the Keith Carradine anecdote! Vitamin E!), but to each his own. Some critics I've read are particularly offended by the documentary's claims that his unfinished DUNE in some way inspired many great movies that followed, like ALIEN and…

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2014 3

    Drum roll please...

    I got all the way into this movie. Leaning forward in my seat, chuckling, gasping in horror, jaw on the floor, wish they played the movie again as soon as it was over into it. First and foremost, I appreciate just how engrossing this story is, and how unpredictable it is as well. Even knowing a fair amount about the plot, I could not have guessed the final scenes, even a few minutes before they happened.

    But…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2014 17

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop.

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little.

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little. It's also the rare summer blockbuster that is very well-written; funny, smart, and it all…

  • The Paperboy 2012

    Rewatched 19 May, 2013 7

    Worst video game adaptation ever.