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  • Frank

    Frank 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Nov, 2014 1

    Little unsure on the rating - it could possibly go a little higher. What is important though is that I dug it way more than I would have thought. Maybe it's the not so great reviews I've been seeing around me. The tone just clicked with me and I liked all the performances. Scoot McNairy is such a badass. The music was good as well, when it needed to be, which is what a lot of these band films get wrong.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984

    ★★ Watched 01 Nov, 2014 14

    The acting is pretty terrible and the dialogue is horrendous. I still have a hard time comprehending just how many instances of a character speaking out loud something obvious about the scene, were present. Freddy, and the movie in general for that matter, was not scary. It's hard to have a scene be creepy if you add stupid music every time Freddy is about to kill someone. What an atmosphere-killer.

    Judging by what I've seen of his, Wes Craven just isn't for me.

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead 1977

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 13

    What it all comes down to and the magic touch that Lynch brings for me: I see things I've never seen before and the things that I've seen before, he shows me in a different way. I don't need to understand everything that goes on because, in its own way, there is a certain logic to every single thing happening onscreen. Eraserhead is stacked full of fantastic awe-inspiring images and sounds that, to me, embody cinema. This is what it's all about.

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    Also, I had definitely not expected the title to play into things the way that it did.

  • Submarine

    Submarine 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 4

    I had this one down as a quirky quirky film that would not be for me. But after watching and really liking The Double, I figured I'd give it a shot. Couldn't be happier that I did. It's fun, slightly off-kilter in the right ways and has a lot of heart. The soundtrack by Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner is really great and fits the film perfectly.

    Ayoade is beginning to look like the man.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Oct, 2014 2

    Certain people in this film are not up to standards. Naming of names will not take place.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2014 6

    I'm a little torn on this. The rating could be a little higher, but I'll leave it here since that was my initial feeling.

    Being a David Fincher film, Gone Girl is of course technically brilliant. Not really anything I could say about it in that department that drags it down. Direction, design, look, score, acting, pretty fantastic as always. What does take it down a notch for me though is having read the book. This is an unfair criticism,…

  • The Sitter

    The Sitter 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 6

    Jonah is funny. Good times.

    Haters are gonna do what they're gonna do.

  • Your Highness

    Your Highness 2011

    ★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 6

    Rarely laugh-out-loud funny but fairly consistently entertaining. McBride is always good for a comedy and the rest of the cast is decent enough. Rasmus Hardiker, playing Courtney, was one of my favourite characters. He had lots of fun little moments.

    There is a lot of stuff here that I just don't find funny at all. The wise wizard was a stupid segment as was the finger monster thing and the leader there, who was horrible. Anyway, it's fun that DGG can do stuff like this and then stuff like Joe. Great guy.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014 8

    Gorgeous cinematography. In a theatre. Love it.

    Doesn't so much pack an emotional punch as it just fills you up with pain and sadness and love and family and feelings you don't know what to do with. Things lost and things found. A wonderful film.

  • The Thing

    The Thing 2011

    Watched 13 Oct, 2014 12

    An absolutely horrible prequel, remake, whatever.. the effects are so laughably bad that I don't know how to talk about it.

  • The Double

    The Double 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 4

    I'm not a big fan of Jesse Eisenberg but he really delivers here and sells the dual-role thing. It keeps the quirk to a bearable level and the world is well thought out and looks absolutely fantastic. Really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

  • The Cars That Ate Paris

    The Cars That Ate Paris 1974

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 4

    What a fun and interesting little film. It has a great look and a good atmosphere about it. At times it's a little unfocused but I still enjoyed it a great deal.