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  • Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Alex Garland has already proven himself as a writer, but Ex Machina shows that he has real flair behind the camera as a director as well.

    Ex Machina is ideas sci-fi of the best kind, taking the concept of the Turing Test and weaving it into a twisty thriller packed with sharp writing.

    Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac are both terrific as, respectively, a brilliant young coder and his enigmatic boss. Isaac, in particular, does an excellent job of portraying…

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2015

    American Sniper is a deeply troubling film. It takes a very complex man, embroiled in a very complex conflict and turns it into something as simplistic as a Call of Duty game.

    Early on, the film sets out its stall. Guns are cool. Everyone who's Iraqi is evil. America fucking rules.

    By directing with such a poker face, Clint Eastwood lets the hegemony sink in. It's cool to watch a guy shoot people and the way the film positions us…

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2012 3

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?