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  • Feast

    Feast 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    Feast, this years Oscar winner for Best Animated Short is really cute and well worth six minutes of your time.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Wild

    Wild 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild features Reese Witherspoon at the peak of her powers, but I'm not honestly not sure if that's saying much. My favorite Reese Witherspoon film is still Freeway, so there's that.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Big Eyes is an interesting change of pace for director Tim Burton and features a very entertaining performance by Christoph Waltz, but I was a little bored by pretty much everything else about the film. It's very predictable even if you aren't familiar with true events it's based, and if it hadn't been for Waltz's performance I probably wouldn't have liked it at all.

    Ron's recommendation: Reluctantly, see it.

  • Running Scared

    Running Scared 2006

    ★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2015

    Back in 2006 I loved this film. Watching it now I realized how much of a mess it is, but it's still probably my favorite film starring the late Paul Walker.

    Ron's recommendatin: See it. If you can get past how ridiculous the plot is it's a lot of fun.

  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2015 10

    Hello there Letterboxd friends. Due to some financial struggles I haven't been on the site much recently nor have I been able to watch any films or post any reviews. 2015 has been a rough year so far for me and my family, but the fact I'm able to get on the site today and post a review is hopefully a sign that things are starting to get better. Unfortunately the film I chose to watch today was a little…

  • The Judge

    The Judge 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    At times David Dobkin's The Judge feels like a made for TV movie with one hell of a casting director. It's full of clichés, and it's about as typical a courtroom drama as you're going to get, but Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are perfectly cast. They both provide excellent performances, doing their best with what is a very lackluster script. It's a film designed to pull at your heart strings, but it only succeeds at doing so in…

  • Young Ones

    Young Ones 2014

    ★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2015

    I didn't know much about Jake Paltrow's Young Ones going in, but the fact it stars my boy Michael Shannon in what was described as a dystopian sci-fi thriller was reason enough for me to give it a go. I wasn't expecting anything great due to how little I've heard about the film, but with Shannon involved I figured it would be at least watchable, and it is. The story and characters could have been a little more fleshed out,…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    I don't read as often as I'd like or probably should, but reading is something that I do enjoy. It's just given the choice of a book or a film, I'll choose the film 95% of the time. The Hunger Games trilogy represents one of those rare occasions where I've read the books well before the films were even in production. As far as the books go, I enjoy the series but I felt they dropped in quality as they…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2015

    It's unfortunate that what is likely the best performances of both Steve Carell and Channing Tatum's careers had to come in such a tedious film. Foxcatcher is an interesting true crime story, but director Bennett Miller fails at connecting the viewer to the tension of the real life events. This is the type of film that would be great with a proper ominous tone and a less predictable build up.

    Ron's recommendation: Reluctantly, see it.

  • Crash

    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

    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

    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.