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  • The Bling Ring 2013

    ★★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2013 6

    Not engaging in the least and borderline boring for most of its running time. I was waiting for a point to be made and none came. That is okay if the movie is at least entertaining. Which it is not. There are a couple of good shots but not a whole lot else.

  • Drinking Buddies 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2013 2

    Great little movie. Superb acting all around and just one of the best hangout movies. Great stuff.

  • Mud 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2013 8

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

  • George Washington 2000

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2013 4

    I could say so much but words don't get my feelings for this one.

    George Washington is definitely an instant hit.

  • Trance 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2013 6

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

  • Catfish 2010

    ★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2013

    The reveal is kind of a letdown but it's an interesting watch. Forgotten in a minute though.

  • Killing Season 2013

    Watched 10 Dec, 2013 4

    Worst of the year for me, I think. Admittedly I haven't watched very many films from 2013 but it's a shitty film nonetheless. Hurts to see De Niro here and it hurts to listen to Travolta's poor poor accent. Ridiculous.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Dec, 2013 10

    Didn't quite live up to my hopes based on the trailer. After all is over it feels kind of empty. But Stiller did a good job. It looks good and it's a well-meaning film that just wants to take you on an adventure. It's a fun adventure, only it feels a little like you're just going from A to B to C and on on on.

    Sean Penn is badass.

  • Frankenweenie 2012

    ★★★ Watched 08 Dec, 2013

    It looks great but it does kind of feel stretched out. Wasn't surprised to find out there was a short film with the same story.

  • Boxcar Bertha 1972

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2013

    Almost went for 4 stars. It flies by and is just a great ride. There really is no time to look back, and maybe that was what kept it from being great as there was no time to delve deeper into some of the characters. Still, it looks good and its a quick watch. Also, there are clearly some things in the ending which Scorsese could work with. Very interesting.

  • Who's That Knocking at My Door 1967

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Dec, 2013 4

    Religion, pop music, fast-paced editing.. Scorsese had it down from the start.

    Keitel is really good and sells all the different emotions his character goes through. It's an intimate look at a relationship and the way it's handled makes it feel very real. It is shot quite nicely but b/w does tend to help you out, I guess. Still, there are quite a few cool shots that give away the master who was to emerge shortly thereafter.

  • The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Dec, 2013 11

    I'm a sucker for a good love story. Mix in some guns and a little crazy stuff and you got me. Think True Romance, Wild at Heart, that kind of thing. Only thing is, it is exceedingly rare that a good one comes along. The trailer for Charlie Countryman had me excited as it seemed to contain a lot of the above elements and hey, guess what, quit hating Shia. I like the guy and he's pretty good in this.…