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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The last of the three Daniel Craig Bond outings released to date was instantly my favorite when I saw it in 2012, and that remained true upon viewing it at the end of my late night triple feature. Casino Royale feels sometimes unfocused in its Act III and Quantum of Solace lacks the same emotional depth as the other two, but Skyfall has neither of those flaws.

    Its most glaring flaw is Silva's scheme in Act II. It's hard not…

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace 2008

    ★★★ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've been in the minority of fans of Quantum of Solace since I first saw it in 2008. Yes, I find shaky cam tiresome and gimmicky, but it's laughable to suggest that that action sequence aesthetic is somehow exclusively the purview of the Jason Bourne movie series as so many have. Yes, this film fails to reach the emotional depth of Casino Royale.

    But there are at least two respects in which Quantum of Solace is a terrific Bond movie…

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  • Sicko

    Sicko 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2013 3

    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting

    The Sting 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 2

    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…