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  • Flawless 1999

    ★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

    Save for the good performance from Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Flawless comes off as a dull 'bigot stops being a bigot' movie that has been done before along with a forgettable gangster B-plot that felt very tacked on. The credits with De Niro and Hoffman are pretty funny though.

  • Mortified Nation 2013

    ★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2014

    Some great stories here but the format of a documentary doesn't work very well as I didn't really care much about the history of the Mortified stage show as there's really isn't much history to speak of. Turns out after watching it there is a TV show of this which I imagine works a lot better of just delivering the straight up stories.

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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.…