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  • Imperium

    Imperium 2016

    ★★★½ Added 2

    I can't help but think this role would be better served by someone 5 years older and 2 feet taller BUT Radcliffe does a nice job of filling the role. His outbursts whenever he felt about to get caught always felt like a flash of brilliance.

    On the whole, a fairly disturbing film if you think about it in the context that these people actually exist and that our current US political climate is probably fanning their flames.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2016

    This movie continued to confirm for me that I don't think much of Bryan Singer. He's not bad but he's not particularly distinct either. This results in a movie that is funny, action-packed and just a tiny bit flat. That's not really a complaint. It's fun to watch and then you'll likely forget about it.

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  • Citizenfour

    Citizenfour 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Dec, 2014

    If I were a more eloquent individual I could wax on about how powerful and important this movie is. The story of such a huge dissent told while it is happening is a bit unreal. I wish there were some uplifting message at the end about governments reigning it in but I saw none.

    Must see for anyone. Period.

  • Don't Think Twice

    Don't Think Twice 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2016

    Chris Gethrad makes a comment mid-way through the movie about how his improv is his secret against the world that thinks he's a loser. It's poignant and pretty much the anchor of the whole movie. It's worth the price of admission just for that one line.

    Great ensemble cast. Nailed it. It's not a perfect film but it's a damn fine good one.