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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    My rating will most likely fluctuate based on future viewings. As I stand right now, I loved the majority of the film but that third act was baffling to me. Keeping this a spoiler-free review, I'll just say I found it simultaneously out of left field and boneheadedly obvious. But again, we'll see how I feel on a repeat viewing.

    The rest of the film, however, was pretty astounding. The visuals and technical aspects are obviously extraordinary. For the first…

  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    A lot of fun and much funnier than I expected but my enjoyment of the film was greatly diminished by the fact that I was able to see every single story beat coming a mile away. And it's not like I was sitting there actively TRYING to guess what would happen next, it was just all telegraphed SO obviously. It was as if there was a big neon sign with arrows saying "PLOT TWIST HERE." It was hard to be…

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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.