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  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014 2

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

    The tone.. I don't quite get it. Ayer starts Fury out pretty realistically. It's brutal, it's bloody and it looks like I imagine it would have looked in 1945. But then we get that ending. One tank vs. 200 guys or whatever, and it starts approaching a Rambo sort of thing.

    No, that's unfair, but I do think it went overboard. Logan Lerman's change was unconvincing for me, but half of that is the guy himself. I'm just not a…

  • Filth

    Filth 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014 2

    Everything-to-the-walls-crazy.. g'damn, that was pretty fantastic. McAvoy, I knew he was good, but this is some next-level stuff. He is ripping everything to pieces. I don't really know what to say, I'd just say go watch it.

    Also, the soundtrack was great and there was a scene in a car that was phenomenal with regards to soundtrack. Amazing stuff.

  • A Life Less Ordinary

    A Life Less Ordinary 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    Solid film and I could go for the off kilter tone but they don't do nearly enough with it. There is a fun musical number but they should have gone completely off the rails crazy. Where it's at now, there are simply hints and hints of things that could have been. I liked Diaz somewhat, which is crazy since I always seem to kind of hate her.

  • EuroTrip

    EuroTrip 2004

    Watched 14 Nov, 2014 2

    Which movie best cleanses things after being forced to watch this?

  • Stories We Tell

    Stories We Tell 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    A very well-made documentary that stays interesting by twisting around in different ways that I hadn't expected.

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment 1960

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    Not a lot to say that people haven't already said. It's pretty good - movie-wise. There's not a lot else to add, that's just the way it crumbles - cookie-wise.

  • The World's End

    The World's End 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Nov, 2014

    Great fun and there is a sense of joy in the filmmaking, that Edgar and his gang have through and through. The ending goes a little off the rails for me, but it is still a good film, though probably the weakest of the trilogy if I had to choose.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    Good stuff in here. Though I have to say, the mix between a very cartoony look of characters and water, shadows, other elements that looks pretty fantastic, is weird to me and I don't quite dig it.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Nov, 2014 21

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

    Slight warning about possible sentimentalism in review.

    It's usually pretty easy for me to get down my ratings on films, but this one has been hard decide on. I feel that there are some things that I cannot really overlook in this film that take away a half star, but on the other hand, Interstellar reaches fantastic heights, things that beat anything Nolan has ever done before.

    It's a grand and ambitious vision. Say what you will, but films like…

  • Stretch

    Stretch 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Nov, 2014 1

    It seems to be getting a bit of hate and I can see why. I just decided to sit back, though, and enjoy the ride and I ended up having some of the most fun I've had with a movie this year. It's nothing new at all and it takes from a lot of different movies, but it does the night-getting-worse concept well and keeps coming up with insane and fun characters. Patrick Wilson is a good leading man and…

  • Persona

    Persona 1966

    ★★½ Watched 02 Nov, 2014 4

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

    I didn't really get into this at any point. The deciding factor here was the monologue done twice. First of all, I found it boring so to have to listen to it twice was painful. Second of all, I like the shot that it builds up to, but there was no need to have such a long and pointless monologue twice before we could get that shot. I get it already.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria 1977

    ★★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2014

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

    It looks great but it kind of went off the rails towards the end for me. The main witch with her voice was incredibly stupid and killed all tension. Did I watch a different version? I don't get it. It was like a spoof with that voice.