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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2016

    150+ minutes of beautiful boredom, peppered with moments of cold, soulless spectacle. All the length and self-indulgence of a Peter Jackson movie, but with even less fun.

  • From Paris with Love

    From Paris with Love 2010

    ★★½ Watched 27 Feb, 2016

    Kind of a meh story, but with some great action sequences (or at least "action moments") peppered throughout. Not sure the buddy chemistry works; Rhys Myers doing an odd American accent probably hurts things there. I wanted a fun action movie to pass a Saturday afternoon, and this one was okay but underwhelming.

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  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    I think the distracting time-jumpy structure distracted the screenwriter most of all, because the characters here are all over the place. What's on the screen is actually pretty good, but it feels like a few scenes got cut accidentally and -- with three separate timelines going on -- no one noticed until it was too late. Pretty ballsy to start off with the central character demanding you pay close attention and then reward that attention with ... this movie.

  • Sneakers

    Sneakers 1992

    ★★★ Watched 03 Nov, 2013

    A little dated and uneven, but fun. There's not quite enough screenplay to keep everyone in the (incredible!) cast busy, and it feels more like a long TV episode than a movie, but I would definitely watch that show.