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  • Polytechnique

    Polytechnique 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    One of the most powerful films I've ever seen.

    It's difficult to properly review a drama based on actual events, especially one as sensitive and heartbreaking as Polytechnique. This is a difficult film to watch, not because it forces you to look at the violence unfolding, but it forces you to look at the people the violence is happening to. Something not many filmmakers can achieve with such impact.

    Denis Villeneuve is known for a variety of films with difficult…

  • Vendetta

    Vendetta 2015

    Watched 01 Jul, 2015 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I watched this movie. I watched the shit out of this movie.

    It's irredeemably awful, but none of that matters because Dean Cain is the motherfucker. He's a cop, and he has a vendetta, hence the clever title. The Big Show kills his wife for some reason after being acquitted when DC arrested him three months prior.

    After a funeral montage, DC gives himself a non-intimidating haircut, basically just trimming the sides. He then calls his partner and gives him…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I took a day to ruminate on this film.

    That was a good idea.

    Scarlett Johansson has slowly, but surely proven herself to be a very capable actress. Her sexiness in this film is not heavy handed in the least, which I half expected. However, her performance is chillingly real and seductive. The use of real people and hidden cameras brings this story much closer to reality.

    Long shots, extremely wide shots, and the grey Scotland countryside give a subtle…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    I won't say that it was good, or even that entertaining. It's a total turd. But, it's the Bayiest Micheal Bay movie ever Bayed. Which means it's nothing but one-liners and explosions. It's a good turn your brain off film. Nothing more. No real cinematic story. Just lots of splosions.