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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★½ Added 6

    UPDATE:

    Hearing what the writers of this film had to say about Kevin Feige's process of having them build a story around helicarriers crashing further develops my feelings/distaste towards Marvel Studios in general. As one article put it so eloquently, this "Mad Libs style of storytelling" is vastly detrimental to how screenwriting, storytelling, and filmmaking in general will be regarded in the near future.

    In other words, I really hope a Marvel movie flops badly on a critical and commercial…

  • Rent 2005

    ★½ Added

    Ugh.

    Whether it be the groundbreaking statement it made about the HIV/AIDS crisis or the haunting connection the show has with playwright Jonathan Larson's death, RENT has always been a somewhat sensitive subject for fans of musical theatre abound. Not that RENT was something that people didn't like to talk about, quite the contrary actually, but it's a show that is held in incredibly high regard by fans of Broadway and you'd be hard pressed to find a fan who…

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  • Zero Dark Thirty 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Zero Dark Thirty is not a film that treats its audience with delicacy. The film is cold and calculated, like the characters, featuring unflinching looks at the torture of detainees and terrorist attacks all building up to the climax, which is one of the most intense sequences in any film I've seen in quite a while. Powerful and emotional, Zero Dark Thirty is the best film of 2012, but it is not my favorite.

  • Children of Men 2006

    ★★★★★ Added

    A grimly beautiful vision of the future, or lack thereof, presented with artistic brilliance from visionary director Alfonso Cuaron. Though bleak, Children of Men liberates viewers by instilling hope in the characters. As a viewer, watching these characters try to survive is emotionally riveting. A masterpiece.