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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    1 star for rage eyes
    1 star for domhnall and tom
    1 star for sleeping in a horse
    1 star b/c leo really wants that oscar and I couldn't stop thinking about that while watching and ain’t nobody got time to feel awkward about oscar-less actors

  • Hoop Dreams

    Hoop Dreams 1994

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2016

    Re-watching this after gushing over Boyhood (which I still love) feels different now. I don’t think I quite got the magnitude of the endeavor when I watched Hoop Dreams years ago. I also didn’t quite grasp how successful Arthur and William are/were separate from NBA aspirations. Peter Gilbert sums it up really well during a 20th anniversary Q&A.

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2016

    At least 3 of these stars go directly to Alec Baldwin’s instantly classic performance—which is is impressive considering the rest of the cast.

  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 26 Dec, 2015

    If Leon and Lucy got in a fight… Leon would win.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Dec, 2015

    Second viewing—standing firm with my 5 stars. I could choose to recognize that my perception is clouded by sentimentality and pick the film apart, but why? And even if I did all my gasps, giggles, and cheers would betray my true feelings anyways.

    Abrams was wise stay close within reboot territory. I think it’ll set up 8 and 9 to be more exploratory—and I’d like to think Rian Johnson agrees

    You know that feeling when a friend's gotten a friend an amazing gift and after months of staying mum you finally get to see them open it?

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2015

    From IMDB Trivia

    While shooting this film, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey accidentally went to a lakeside set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), which was shooting nearby and looked very similar to the set for this film. He described walking around with his light meter, not recognizing anyone, as a "surreal, dreamlike experience" until he realized his mistake.

    Not surprising at all—the look & feel matches just about every action reboot done in the past 3 years. The opening…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    Force awakened.

  • The Polar Express

    The Polar Express 2004

    ★★½ Rewatched 06 Dec, 2015

    The greatest Christmas horror film of all time

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2015

    To bring Spectre back successfully is to delicately balance the need to stay true to the feel of the original films without stumbling over the tropes Austin Powers drove into the ground. I’d say job well done.

    I was delighted to see homage paid to the 23 (24, unofficially) Bond films that came before. Some tributes were subtle easter eggs, and others more overt—like the chase down the slopes from the mountaintop locale, and the crater-based lair. I loved it…

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins 1964

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Nov, 2015

    As close to a flawless classic as you can get in my book—plus, the 50+ year-old animation and special effects are unparalleled for the time… maybe all time

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Nov, 2015

    The final third of this movie is a perfect blend of Batman Begins and Home Alone—I would love to see a youtube edit where scenes of the raid on the house are blended with the wet bandits taking punishment.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    “Watch yer six. Raptors got a new alpha”

    Funny—there were dinosaurs, but it felt more like a Predator reboot.