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  • The Drop

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • MASH

    MASH 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2015 2

    Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould have got to be one of the greatest team-ups out there.

  • The Immigrant

    The Immigrant 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015 10

    What a goddamn shame that I didn't get to watch this in the theatre. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I just want to live in those pictures and maybe have a bit of them for dinner. Damn.

    Marion Cotillard is devastating and everything builds slowly towards a good ending with a pretty fantastic last shot.


  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans 1992

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jan, 2015

    Day-Lewis with a badass performance, bringing the truth and the real emotions that no one else could have brought like him in this film. Michael Mann was in top form for this one. It looks amazing and it never really slows down. Everything is in perfect balance. And what a score..

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jan, 2015

    A fantastic film that goes through all sorts of emotions and interesting characters. It's sort of epic and sort of low-key and it's just amazingly well-made.

  • Hard Eight

    Hard Eight 1996

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Jan, 2015 11

    This was much better than I remembered it being. It's an incredibly impressive debut film. It is really, really well made. It's sort of low-key and not very flashy but the entire film just look good. Anderson has that magic eye. I knew that, but didn't recall just how much it was there right from the start. The music is fantastic as well. Boogie Nights hopefully on the schedule soon.

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Jan, 2015 5

    Dan Stevens. How did I not know this guy? One of the best performances of 2014. He is so much fun to watch on screen, it's insane.

  • Street Kings

    Street Kings 2008

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    It's all extremely standard but Keanu delivers a decent performance. Or maybe he's just a likable dude. Who knows. Ayer completed.