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  • Red Dragon 2002

    ★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 1

    It is hard not to compare this to Michael Mann's MANHUNTER, since they were both derived from the same source material. MANHUNTER has this beat in just about every aspect. I did not like the add-on scene at the beginning of RED DRAGON. It felt completelg pointless to me and I liked creating my own showdown of Lector and Graham in my head. I thought the score was too loud and boisterous. Not nearly as fan as the hip 80's…

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    Bradley Cooper's performance was really the only thing that stood out to me in this film. Everything surrounding that central performance was pretty standard and has been seen in previous war films. I think 2009's The Hurt Locker handled this subject matter 10x better and had far superior action sequences. Even though American Sniper is more dramatic , I was way more invested in the story and the characters of The Hurt Locker. I will also praise how Clint Eastwood…

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