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  • The Devils

    The Devils 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Dec, 2016 3

    Absolute madness.

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    Vivre Sa Vie 1962

    ★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Much better than the other Godard films I have seen. But it's still put together with distance so i had a hard time connecting with anything.

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2016 6

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is definitely film of the year for me so far. It affected me in a way that I don't often get affected by films. It does it in such a quiet way that it's still lingering and I feel like there is so much still to think about.

    It's the rare case where I've read reviews, heard podcasts, etc., about the film and I see the things that people are noting about it that don't necessarily make sense. But…

  • Horns

    Horns 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Nov, 2016 9

    This is probably a case of me overrating it a bit because of all the low ratings I've seen, but I really don't get the hate. Or at least the indifference. This was all kinds of crazy and Radcliffe was pretty amazing. I was completely on board with all the tonal shifts and the sudden ups and downs. Radcliffe sold it all, and by the end I was definitely affected by it all. At the core, it's really a love…

  • The Purge: Anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★ Watched 29 Nov, 2016 2

    Frank Grillo is pretty decent, and there are some ideas in here, but it doesn't add up to much. It's like they always go the most boring and expected way with the potential purge ideas.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2016

    Didn't dig this at all. It was fairly well made and all that, but I didn't find it engaging at all. At least it looked good.

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan 2016

    ★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2016

    This goes away the second it had flashed by your eyes. It's got decent action scenes. I gueeeesss.. so boring, though. 2 is probably being too generous.

  • Sully

    Sully 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2016

    Could almost be a 4, but it's already fading a bit even though i watched it only last night. Hanks is very good, and I really liked the plane sequences. Very methodical and really lets you in behind the scenes. But in the end, it goes away too quickly and the whole subplot with the wife feels wasted.

  • Money Monster

    Money Monster 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2016

    This was pretty entertaining overall. It goes way overboard but then commits to that path so it works out pretty well in the end. I like O'Connell although he wasn't at his best here, but I thought Clooney did all right. Decent watch.

  • Non-Stop

    Non-Stop 2014

    ★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2016

    Has to go big and boring in the end, doesn't it. Shame really. Not that it was fantastic before that, but there were good elements here and there.

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2016 6

    It's filmmaking at a high level, cinematography, all that. It looks great, sounds great. But there's something missing. That final element that makes it great. It's a bit too simple in the way it's told. Might be true and all that, but you've got to make it fly. It doesn't feel like a true story, it feels like any one of these classic war movies where everything has to go according to a set plan. It is still quite effectful,…

  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers 1972

    ★½ Watched 21 Nov, 2016 4

    Holy bananas, what's with all the screaming? I have liked a couple of Bergman films, but at this point, it seems like those are the exceptions. I hate how depressing this film is, for me without a point. I didn't get anything out of this . They're all terrible to each other for no reason. And those fade to reds? How cool.. Not a fan at all.