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  • Sunset Boulevard 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    So good! Even at 60 years old it feels pretty fresh; its meta old-Hollywood vs. new-Hollywood story wouldn't be the slightest bit out of place today. I might see a bit of a problem with Gloria Swanson's performance (is it bad, or is it brilliant?) but that's more like "OMG I can't believe what I'm seeing!" than "How the eff did she get this job?" Really my only substantial "complaint": I almost fell out of my seat when Betty said she was 22. I would've guessed *42*. People looked older back then, I guess.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    It's not perfect, but it's terrific. As good as Guardians of the Galaxy looks, it wouldn't break my heart if Cap 3 made a surprise appearance as Marvel's next movie. Physical media is *so* 2007, but I can't wait to get my hands on this Blu-ray.

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  • 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.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2012

    I don't think this is the greatest superhero movie ever made or anything, but it's a lot of fun and probably as good as it could be given all the elements it had to bring together. It's a bit unbalanced, with Tony Stark/Iron Man clearly the strongest character (who gets all the best lines), followed closely by Steve Rogers/Captain America -- with the rest of the cast feeling rather thin until the climactic battle when everyone gets to shine. But…