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  • The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones 2009

    ★★½ Watched 20 Mar, 2016 4

    Fires on all cylinders and hits a lot of weirdly cool things, but misses all the sure things. It's completely all over the place in a way that I haven't really seen before.

  • Road to Perdition

    Road to Perdition 2002

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2016 1

    Every time I watch it I love it even more. It has really become one of my favourite films. The cast is fantastic, and everyone does great with the scenes they're given. Hanks in at least one of his top 3 performances. It's subtle but very layered, and he manages to convey small changes by doing very little.

    The film just looks beautiful. The rain-drenched scenes, the shootouts, the ending in that creamy-white room, the mirror scene with Craig, it's all amazing.

  • The Intern

    The Intern 2015

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2016

    It's a sweet little film that doesn't really do much of anything too bad or too good. De Niro is decent, doesn't get that much to do but he's still the greatest of all time. It's fine, nothing special.

  • Legend

    Legend 2015

    ★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It just feels completely empty. Tom Hardy is always fun to watch on screen, but much less so in this film. He's not bad, his characters are just not interesting. Once his wife leaves the picture the last bit of soul left the film as well.

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin 2015

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2016

    It's a case of admiring from a distance. At no point could I attach myself to any of the characters, but it's still a positive rating since it looks amazing, and that counts for a lot sometimes. But admire it I did.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Mar, 2016

    Gimme some sugar, baby.

  • Four Lions

    Four Lions 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2016

    Riz Ahmed, what a guy.

  • Shadows and Fog

    Shadows and Fog 1991

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2016

    Finally got around to the next Allen picture. Hopefully this can kickstart me again. Still got some good ones - I hope - to get around to . Can't wait to check out MMM, Harry and Celebrity.

    Shadows and Fog is a decent flick, got some good Allen moments, but overall it's lower-tier. Not bad, just not all that exciting. It does look really great though, props due in that department.

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Mar, 2016

    One of Spielberg's finest. It really doesn't feel as long as it is, and it's put together with so much care. It looks fantastic, but still conveys the horror we are witnessing without calling attention to itself. Liam Neeson is subtle but in the end he sneaks up on you, it's so well done. Got me at the end.

  • A Good Year

    A Good Year 2006

    ★★★ Watched 14 Mar, 2016 3

    A pleasant little movie. Could even be a slightly higher rating just for the niceness of the movie, but it's a little bit empty in the end. Kind of doesn't have that much.

  • Titanic

    Titanic 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Mar, 2016

    Seeing it on the big screen really does make it shine like the epic it is. Really enjoyed it this time, good lead performances, good love story, good sinking, it's all well done.

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2016

    Well made, but the style wasn't made for me. It's got PSH though, that's good enough.