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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2016 3

    A change of pace for QT. When I found the rhythm and accepted that, I was completely on board. It's one that needs a rewatch with expectations under control, but I do already feel that there are a couple of scenes here that rank among the best Tarantino has written.

    One thing that should definitely be mentioned is that the length of the film was not an issue at all. The intermission helps with this, and I liked where they…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016 4

    Everything that the magic of cinema is to me. It's a shot of the purest film right to the heart. There are sequences in here that are up there with anything else I've seen on screen. The action sequences are brutal, visceral, heart-beating-like-it-won't-ever-stop quality. Also, it might be all that anybody talks about with this flick, but that cinematography. A man at the top of his game, above his game, doing anything he feels like and making it look so easy. A masterwork, and the best film of 2015 that I have seen so far.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2015 5

    A gorgeous-looking film. Not being the hugest Star Wars fan out there - I like the original trilogy a good deal, just not a die-hard fan - this one still has plenty for me to latch onto. For me it does a great job of mixing old with new, and most of the new cast members are really good. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley - fantastic, both of them. Adam Driver... yes, took me a little while, but I dig him…

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2015 1

    It doesn't have the same emotional pull as Skyfall, and though there are some good sequences here, there are none that rank with the finest that Skyfall had. But it is impeccably made, and it doesn't really feel too long. How about that take during Day of the Dead?

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016 5

    Trim it a little bit and you've got a pretty badass picture. As it is now, it's still pretty good. Brutal as ... I don't know. Man, that one scene.

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jan, 2016

    Feels like all the conflict that is there is dealt with pretty easily, but the performances are great across the board. Hanks is at the top of his game, laid-back cool and in control of everything. It's a pleasant watch, a film made by a man who knows exactly what he is doing.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2015 7

    I'll give it 3,5 because it is a well made film, looks good, sounds good, and it doesn't drag, but the ending is really a letdown. Also, Charlie Hunnam has exactly one way of acting. He sounds the same in this as he does in Sons of Anarchy, which should not be the case.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2016

    Fassbender knocks it out of the park, man! It really got to me emotionally, and the ending is earned.

    Found it a bit similar to Birdman in the sense that we're mostly backstage and everything is moving so fast. It's a tightrope walk, and it's fascinating from beginning to end.

  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2016 4

    No soul in this thing. The walk at the end is well done, but that is not enough.

  • Pay the Ghost

    Pay the Ghost 2015

    Watched 23 Jan, 2016

    Has random jump scares that are not earned at all, the story is 100 percent nothing, and the performances are all empty. Even my man Cage doesn't really elevate this in any way. Thankfully it's only 90 minutes long.

  • Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Nov, 2015 10

    Cary Fukunaga co-wrote, directed and shot this? Damn. It looks amazing. The performances that he manages to get out of everyone in here are phenomenal, and all the scenes with Agu and Strika are fantastic. It's a tough watch, but very much worth it. The music is worth a mention as well, my man Romer, who also did the score for the other Beasts film. Beasts, two for two.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Oct, 2015 2

    Matt Damon is great here and really shows that he is able to carry a film on his own. They cut too much to earth and the people there but some of that did work for me. All the scientists working on communications and solutions with Damon was great, but Jeff Daniels really got fucked over. What a boring role. The good FilmApe said it very well when he talked about many elements being taken from the last couple of year's big science fiction films.