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  • Carrie 1976

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    The true testament to the excellence of Carrie is that despite just about everyone coming into this already knowing its famed climax, Brian De Palma crafts such a manipulative mood that you almost believe everything's going to work out for Carrie.

    This is helped greatly with Sissy Spacek' s wonderful performance along with Piper Laurie as her mother. The score is also a very strong asset, moving and changing along with Carrie, with sweet scenes sounding sweet and haunting scenes…

  • Jaws 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Sep, 2014

    "Ha, ha - they're all gonna die."

    Every kid that has grown up loving movies has their movie . The singular movie that they really grow up with. It could be films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, The Land Before Time, E.T., etc. These Hollywood adventures that gave many kids their first helping of pure movie magic. Jaws was that movie for me growing up.

    Watching Jaws again for the first time in years gave me a…

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  • Men in Black 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014 1

    Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.

    While just from the…

  • The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…