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  • Undertow 2004

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2015 5

    I didn't really like anything to do with the little brother so that takes it down a notch, but there is plenty of atmosphere and DGG makes everything look great.

  • Driving Miss Daisy 1989

    ★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2015 2

    The rating is probably a little harsh. It's not that the film is bad, it's just so incredibly boring and empty and nothing-y.

    I don't care.

  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Dieter has a great presence and he and Herzog were definitely a good match.

  • Heathers 1988

    ★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015 2

    I could not get into the tone of this at all. It was all over the place in an extremely annoying way. It felt like they couldn't commit entirely to any one tone so they were left with a film constantly shifting and searching for something to hold on to.

  • The Boxer 1997

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2015

    Not quite as good as I remembered it being. Day-Lewis is of course in fantastic form as always, though.

  • There Will Be Blood 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2015

    Don't get much better than this. The burning oil scene is as purely cinematic as it gets. Phenomenal, amazing.

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 6

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

    A slow burn that just keeps lingering. Watched it two days ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. Phenomenal acting from everyone involved.

    When du Pont shoots Schultz... it's one of the best scenes I have seen in a very long time. It hits so hard that I'm still trying to understand it. I knew exactly what was coming but it got to me anyway. Every time a shot rang out I jumped in my seat. I think it's the masterful building of dread and then everything hits so hard in a flash and it's gone again. So cold.

  • The Drop 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 4

    I love these slow and quiet films that have something under the surface. A violence waiting to erupt sort of.

    Tom Hardy is amazing in pretty much everything. It's at the point where he sells a film on his own for me. I guess he's done that for a while but he really always brings the thunder. Masterclass after masterclass. It's incredible.

    The film look fantastic as well. The kind of fantastic that doesn't really scream it at your face…

  • The Two Faces of January 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2015 10

    So standard. Oscar Isaac and Viggo Mortensen? Two badass actors with serious skills and they're given a boring script and really boring characters that seem impossible to do anything with. It's not bad, I couldn't really say that, but it just feels pointless and like nothing happens at all.

  • The Terminal 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jan, 2015 2

    I just don't understand the hate this one gets. It seems so sincere to me which is why I go along with it all. It is all done with the best of intentions and that is enough for me. Also, I would say Hanks gives a pretty good performance. It is not easy to do what he does and not be annoying.

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jan, 2015

    Still don't love it. It's a solid action movie with a good lead performance from Chris Evans.

  • Magnolia 1999

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2015 6

    I was hoping to love this completely this time, but it seems I'll forever be hindered from completely loving these interconnected stories with a huge cast. Pulp Fiction is one that I can think of right now, but other than that, there is always an element that keeps at a little bit of a distance. Interestingly, Boogie Nights is another one that I would put that high as well.

    PSH is amazing and Tom Cruise is fantastic. PSH, a fucking legend.