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  • Crash 2004

    ★★½ Rewatched 01 Mar, 2015 4

    Crash, or what I feel now would be the more appropriately titled Paul Haggis' Everyone is Racist is probably my most important re-watch since I joined Letterboxd. I originally saw it in theaters back in 2004 and I absolutely loved it. I guess I thought most people shared my love, but not long after I joined the site I started noticing quite a bit of hate for this film that I loved so much. I read the negative reviews, but…

  • A History of Violence 2005

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Feb, 2015

    This re-watch was a little sad for me. You see A History of Violence was one of my few 5 star films, and like with so many before it, I felt compelled to lower my rating after this most recent re-watch. It's very rare that any film holds that top rating for me. I still love the film. The atmosphere, the tension, and William Hurt's performance are all still fantastic, but it lost just a little something from the last…

  • The Interview 2014

    Watched 27 Feb, 2015

    All that fucking controversy over this shit? That's a wee bit embarassing!!!

    Ron's recommendation: Watch anything else instead.

  • Life Itself 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Feb, 2015

    Life Itself is an interesting, touching, and often heartbreaking account of famed film critic Roger Ebert's life and career. He's probably the most recognizable and well liked film critic of all time. He became famous for doing what so many of us here on Letterboxd joined the site to do...write about and discuss movies. We've all seen his thumbs up reviews on movie posters and cases from his time reviewing films with Gene Siskel and later Richard Roeper. Whether we…

  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch is fairly typical as far as biopics go, but Cumberbatch's strong performance along with the interesting true story make it an above average film that's well worth seeing.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Zombieland 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2015 4

    Featuring quite possibly the most epic cameo of all time, Zombieland holds up remarkably well on re-watches, and it's one of the best films the zombie subgenre has to offer.

    Ron's recommendation: Must see!

  • Predestination 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    Back to the Future: Go Fuck Yourself

  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2015

    I think a lot of people only know Stephen Hawking as the really smart guy in a wheelchair with a funny robot voice. I knew a little more about him than that going into The Theory of Everything, but not much. I had always assumed he was born the way he is, but I quickly learned that he didn't become afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease until he was in college. I also didn't know he was a father. So you…

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2015

    Alejandro González Iñlárritu's Birdman felt a little too pretentious and self-important, but Michael Keaton's best peformance in years coupled with an excellent performance by Edward Norton made it a very entertaining watch.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Rudderless 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2015 5

    With the awesomeness that was 2014's Whiplash, William H. Macy's Rudderless, a film with music at it's core, and one that like that film featured a darker undertone didn't get much press. I only knew about it after seeing a trailer in front of another film I watched. Similar to Whiplash, and other music based films like Once, the music was good. Not as good as the music in the films I mentioned, but good nonetheless. The reason Rudderless isn't…

  • Out of Africa 1985

    ★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    Paul Mooney: [reviewing "The Last Samurai"] First, they have "The Mexican" with Brad Pitt, now they have "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise. Well, I've written a film, maybe they'll produce my film. The Last Nigga on Earth, starring Tom Hanks. How about that?

    That's all I could think of as I watched Out of Africa with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.

  • A Beautiful Mind 2001

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Feb, 2015

    It's been quite some time since I last saw Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind. I remember seeing it the year it was released surprised at how much I liked it. I guess I was expecting it to be one of those heavily nominated films that I'd find boring. Well it wasn't boring then and it's not boring now. The overall film holds up quite well in large part thanks to Russell Crowe's powerful performance. His portrayal of John Nash, a…