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  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Mar, 2014 4

    What a look. Stunning. I think this is definitely one that will grow on me, in the mind and on repeat viewings. Great performances all around and so much to take in. Oscar Isaac is a badass. It's basically his show, what with his great performance and his writing the songs.

  • The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Feb, 2014 8

    I was a little worried that I might not like this as much as the first time I watched it, but no problem there. My favorite Wes Anderson film and probably among my favorite films outside of that. Anderson films are always shot masterfully but it is still worth mentioning. It's got its own distinct look to it, and every shot is wonderful just to look at. I love the shot going through the train, highlighting where all the characters…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2014

    That last firelit sequence is still mind-blowing. Deakins, not enough praise could ever be put upon that man.

  • The Counselor 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2014 3

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

  • Shadow of a Doubt 1943

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2014

    Solid stuff. Teresa Wright gives one of the best performances I've seen in a Hitch movie. Damn good stuff.

  • Dark Shadows 2012

    ★½ Watched 19 Feb, 2014 6

    Just dull and uninteresting. Hoping Burton's next is good. Has potential.

  • Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2014 17

    Really enjoyed this one. Bruce Dern is of course outstanding but I really enjoyed Will Forte in a very subtle role. Subtle is really the thing about this film. Everything just unfolds slowly and nicely and it's really a heartwarming little story.

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2014 6

    I really don't get the Scorsese comparisons with this one. They have very superficial similarities but that's about all.

    Anyway, it's not quite as good as I had hoped but then again I kind of lowered my expectations a bit after the mediocre reception and I quite enjoyed it. Certainly some of the most movie fun I've had in a while. Brisk pace, great actors having a great time and a slight depth from Bale that crept up on me.…

  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Feb, 2014 4

    This is a difficult one to wrap my head around. I feel like it is such a grand achievement, but throughout most of the running time there was something keeping me just on the outside looking in. The ending got to me, but for reason I didn't connect 100 percent with the whole movie. Brad Pitt sort of took me out of it for a second there. Oh well. The rest of the performances were spectacular. Ejiofor carries this thing…

  • Philomena 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Feb, 2014 1

    A nice enough film to watch. Dench is fine, but she kind of annoyed me. I know it's probably just the character and she's probably doing a really good job but she still bugged me every now and then. Coogan, though. He's just great. I always like that guy.

    It's nothing spectacular but it's decent enough.

  • The Eiger Sanction 1975

    Watched 13 Feb, 2014 6

    Clint, what the hell are you doing? I don't know what to say.

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Feb, 2014 6

    A solid and very entertaining spy flick. It goes overboard with action towards the end but that's how it goes. Good villain, nice couple scenes with the Cost, decent relationship between Pine and Knightley (inspired by FilmApe Knightley is now growing on me and I quite like her), and Pine really is very solid. All in all - solid stuff.