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  • The Salvation

    The Salvation 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    Never really gets exciting in any way. Everything feels so standard - performances, cinematography, music...

    The lighting was way off, otherwordly.. day for night? Not sure that was a good idea.

  • A Most Wanted Man

    A Most Wanted Man 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2015

    Similar to Tinker Tailor... in many ways, but serves as an example of style making a difference. Tinker Tailor.. is so much better in that regard. It's got better actors overall, as well, even if PSH can almost match that whole team on his own. He just doesn't get very much to do in this film.

  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    Marion Cotillard is always phenomenal. Watch it just for her.

    It was missing a little punch for me though, overall. Either you connect or you're at a little distance I guess.

  • Our Man in Tehran

    Our Man in Tehran 2013

    ★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    Standard talking heads. The filmmaking manages to ruin the great story, which is interesting even if you've seen Argo. There are enough new details to make it a little interesting. Not much though.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Mar, 2015

    It's perfectly decent and it's got good performances, but it is so standard it hurts. There is nothing exciting going on here, and everything that happens that could potentially be big is handled in the most boring way possible. The music is pretty overblown as well, at times.

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    Time passes quickly with this one. It's a nice journey to go along on and it's interesting throughout the running time.

  • Young Ones

    Young Ones 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2015 2

    Loved the world and I loved the way the world was shot. It looks great and there are plenty of interesting shots throughout the film. Everything with Michael Shannon was fantastic but I wasn't really a fan of Elle Fanning. I don't usually like Hoult or McPhee, so that was a tough battle for the film to win, but I did eventually start to appreciate their performances and characters. I like the slight tweaking of Hoult and where they went…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2015 2

    What a performance from Leonardo. It's full steam ahead for three hours with no breaks. It's even better second time around and you really get to see how well made it is. Scorsese should make movies forever.

  • Caché

    Caché 2005

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Mar, 2015

    Around the world 2015
    France
    2/30

    Things happen just like that, out of nowhere in a way, which makes it all a little more frightening. Such good acting as well.

  • Ida

    Ida 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Mar, 2015

    Around the world 2015
    Poland
    1/30

    It sure does look gorgeous. Almost like every shot looks like something out of the World Press Photo exhibition.

    And goddamn, did that car look amazing in every shot.

  • Apocalypto

    Apocalypto 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2015

    Just as phenomenal as always. I'll go ahead and mention that Mel Gibson viking flick again since the world would be a better place with that existing. Mel Gibson knows how to make a film brutal, beautiful, incredibly paced and just about everything else a great movie should be. If he got a chance again people would realise that he has the potential to be one of the best directors working today.

  • The Order

    The Order 2003

    Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    I read some quote somewhere about the life being sucked right out of this thing. That's exactly what is up. It's lifeless and even Heath can't really bring anything to it. The effects are horrible as well.