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  • 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.

  • The Fisher King 1991

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jan, 2014 8

    A rewatch that was a long time coming. This used to be one of my very favorite movies when I started getting into it all, and I was curious to see if it would live up to my amazing memories of it. Luckily it did. Gilliam's best work with great performances from everyone. Mercedes Ruehl is a stand-out.

    The film excels when dealing with the smaller, intimate character moments. Gilliam draws out all the emotions here, but it's subtle and…

  • The Deer Hunter 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014 6

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

  • Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014 2

    For my money there is not much that beats the level of truth and love between Shannon and Chastain in this film.

  • Amadeus 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jan, 2014 1

    A fantastic experience.