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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead 1977

    ★★★ Watched 03 Feb, 2016

    They say Eraserhead is about a man's fear of parenthood. Another theory is that it was 70's and David Lynch was high as fuck! The world may never know.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • The Second Mother

    The Second Mother 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2016

    Anna Muylaert's The Second Mother is a well acted and compelling story about class. I wasn't really into it at first, but the characters and story grew on me as it went along.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2016 2

    Sometimes you just have to face facts. After recently re-watching the original Star Wars trilogy and now finally seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the fact is I'm just not a Star Wars fanboy. I didn't get bat shit crazy when this film was announced. I didn't rush out day one and stand in line to see it. I didn't buy plastic lightsabers or get a tattoo with a characters likeness. I like Star Wars (not counting the prequels), I'm…

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2016 4

    This is my weapon. THIS IS MY GNOME STICK!!! AAAAAAAAAAAGH, I REALLY LIKE IT A LOT!!!
    -Apple

    The Ron Says: Bloody fantastic! Must see!

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2016 12

    S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk offers up a unique genre bend, but it's a slow burn that burned a little too slow and didn't offer up enough of a reward for my patience. The performances were a highlight and the overall film was good. I was just hoping for an underrated gem, only to get something that was slightly above average.

    The Ron Says: See it, just don't expect anything great.

  • La Femme Nikita

    La Femme Nikita 1990

    ★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2016 3

    With La Femme Nikita, I've now seen three Luc Besson films. I liked Léon: The Professional, hated Lucy, and thought this film was average at best. I didn't care for any of the characters, the story wasn't anything special, and the score just didn't seem to fit the film. I honestly don't think I'm going to be a fan of much of his work. I'll keep watching though!

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    I am very proud of my sadness because it means I am more alive.
    -Emily

    The Ron Says: Must see!

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2016 1

    With Sicario, director Denis Villeneuve has added yet another solid film to an impressive canon that includes Incendies, Prisoners, and Enemy. While Sicario measures up to those previous films in areas such as acting and cinematography, I felt the surprising lack of character development and linear plot put it a notch below those films.

    Emily Blunt plays Kate Macer, an idealistic FBI agent handpicked by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to aid his government task force in the border war on…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2016 2

    Two things before I get into my review.

    1. Shut it down! Give Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar now. There's no way anyone else tops this performance. NO WAY!

    2. I wish a CG bear could win an Academy Award. DiCaprio vs The Bear may be the best cinematic fight scene I've ever seen! Quite simply it was BAD ASS!

    Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant is not a perfect film. It's not a masterpiece, but it's pretty damn close.

    Hugh Glass…

  • Tom Segura: Mostly Stories

    Tom Segura: Mostly Stories 2016

    ★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2016

    I previously watched Tom Segura: Completely Normal and thought it was really funny. Mostly Stories, his new Netflix special wasn't anywhere near as funny. There's some chuckle worthy jokes, but most of it falls flat.

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2015

    My plans to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens after re-watching the original 3 films didn't work out, so I watched this film where shitty people are shitty to each other.

    Great way to end the year.

    Happy New Year to all my Letterboxd friends. Hopefully it's a good year for cinema, and hopefully my first film watched in 2016 will be a lot better than this.

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Dec, 2015

    With Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi, I have completed my re-watch of the original trilogy. Since I hadn't seen all three films since I was a kid in the 80's, I couldn't remember which one I liked the best. This viewing jarred my memory and I remember liking this one the best as a child because I really liked the Ewoks. Well now as a grown ass man, I think I'd go with The Empire Strikes Back as…