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  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat 1953

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Rewatched 31 Mar, 2016

    With a crackling script, taut performances, effective scenes of violence, contempt for the cheery lie of happy 1950s suburbia, and more than one way to read its narrative and protagonist (straightforward on the surface, but darker the more you think about it), The Big Heat is a noir masterpiece from a filmmaker who pioneered - and then perfected - the genre.

    Blu-ray Review: cinapse.co/2016/04/01/the-big-heat-1953-fritz-langs-definitive-noir-resurfaces-on-blu-ray

  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch

    Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch 2005

    β˜…β˜…β˜… Watched 27 Mar, 2016

    As Disney DTV sequels go, this one is phenomenal (which is to say, it's decent and doesn't feel like a thoughtless cash-in). It keeps the style and themes of the original intact while telling a new chapter. Silly gags, lots of heart. Not bad at all.

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid 1991

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Rewatched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    12-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
    32-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…
    Composite Score: β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Watched 17 Sep, 2013

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso CuarΓ³n to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…