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  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2016 2

    Surprisingly good. Logan M. Green with a very subtle performance that definitely worked for me, and the rest of the cast is on point. The film really succeeds in building tension, and constantly kept me guessing. I like to sit back and let a film tell its story without trying to figure it out, but I had thoughts about what might be going on. Didn't matter, though, because it kept all options open for a very long time, which meant that anything could be going on.

  • Whatever Works

    Whatever Works 2009

    ★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    Larry David fits right into a Woody role but makes it his own. Evan Rachel Wood also brings a lot of energy that not all Allen flicks have. All in all, a decent little movie.

  • Melinda and Melinda

    Melinda and Melinda 2004

    ★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2016 3

    Going through his films one after another, you see that Woody really has quite a few films that don't amount to much. I wouldn't say that I dislike very many of his films, but there are so many that just ride that middle-of-the-road, three-star lane. They keep you occupied, but you really don't know which level of Woody is going to turn up. Keep coming back because he has those masterworks here and there.

  • Anything Else

    Anything Else 2003

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2016

    Jason Biggs is pretty decent, but like many Woody flicks that are longer than 90 minutes, the film can't sustain the fun and games throughout.

  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2016

    Decent. It's got moments just like all Woody flicks, but not that many.

  • Playtime

    Playtime 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2016 4

    It's really well made, but some parts of the film don't really hit as well as I was hoping for. Goes on just a little too long. But I hear it only gets better with multiple watches as you notice all kinds of small details, so I'll be going back sometime for sure.

  • La Grande Illusion

    La Grande Illusion 1937

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    Feels way ahead of its time. It looks so good and feels so natural.

  • Leon: The Professional

    Leon: The Professional 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2016

    So long since I last watched this, and I'm so happy to see that it's still a masterpiece in my book. It looks gorgeous, it nails the quiet moments and it nails the action sequences. Reno and Portman rarely ever better, and the music tops everything off. Still one of my favourite films of all time.

  • Small Time Crooks

    Small Time Crooks 2000

    ★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    It's entertaining enough but it just never really goes anywhere with any part of the story. It feels a bit like a couple of different ideas thrown together. But it's got some good Woody moments, and sometimes that's all you need.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2016 4

    It's got the Lynch feeling, but for me, not as effectively as in Lost Highway or Mulholland Dr. for example.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago 1965

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2016

    Just missing that last bit of epic that both Lawrence and Kwai have. Still, it's an all star, huge film that still works.

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    Anatomy of a Murder 1959

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2016

    That cast. That cast, and yet, Stewart brushes everything off his shoulder like it's nothing and owns every scene he is in.