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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2014

    One of those movie where you actually forget that you're watching a movie, you forget that anything else exists besides what's happening on the screen in front of you. It's almost impossible to describe how this movie makes you feel: it's a wonderfully strange combination of your soul being uplifted and yet stomped on repeatedly. The last act is masterful, the last scene an instant classic, the final moment an all-time great ending. It's a simple story, a "nothing happens" plot but wow will it take you places.

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Dec, 2014

    It took a while to catch my interest but once it did, it did not let go. Yes, the cast is great and Steve Carell is going to get the majority of the praise because he wore the most makeup but can we talk about Channing Tatum? We have come a LONG way from G.I. Joe and Nicholas Sparks movies, my friend. I feel weirdly proud. Overall, the movie at times suffers from its slow burn pace but when it's got you, it's got you.

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  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2009 2

    I can't even think of words to describe the ways I love this movie. Masterfully clever, shocking, nail-bitingly tense, hilarious - the cast is a once in a lifetime cavalcade of awesome and I have no doubt that there are a number of scenes that will be studied in film classes years from now. Definitely Quentin Tarantino's most mature, coherent film and arguably his best. QT deserved the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year and it is a travesty that Melanie Laurent wasn't even nominated for her performance.

  • In Bruges 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2012

    Not at all what I was expecting - in a good way. Funny, interesting and surprisingly somber at times; I can see myself revisiting this film quite a bit in the future.