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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015 2

    Hi Letterboxd friends. As I mentioned in a previous review, 2015 has been a rough year for me, especially financially. My situation hasn't allowed me to see anywhere near as many movies as I normally would by this time in the year, and up until May 24th I hadn't seen anything in theatres. With all the insanely high ratings everyone here on Letterboxd has been givng Mad Max: Fury Road, I figured it would be an excellent choice for my…

  • 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…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2014 4

    What a fucking treat! Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel may be his best film. It features his trademark style, cast of characters, and quirk at it's absolute funniest. I actually feel like saying it was a pleasure to watch which is not something I'd normally say about a film.

    The Grand Budapest Hotel chronicles the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at the famous European hotel between the wars, and his Lobby Boy Zero Moustafa (Tony…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Dec, 2014 5

    WOW! What a fucking journey. I'm literally physically exhausted after seeing Christopher Nolan's lastest epic, Interstellar. Not because it's almost 3 hours along, but because the epic story goes into things my mind couldn't handle all at once. Things like wormholes, relativity, and all the other bat-shit crazy sounding things that have to do with interstellar travel. You may have heard it's an ambitious film. This couldn't be more true, in fact it's got ambtion coming out it's asshole. I…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2012 143

    "Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
    Calvin Candie

    Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.

    So with everything I said…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jun, 2013 6

    Django Unchained was my favorite film of 2012. I saw it at the cinema on Christmas Day and had an absolute blast . Tarantino films generally have that affect on me. QT is one of my favorite directors and this film is among my favorites. It holds up beautifully on a re-watch.

    Everything here is classic Tarantino. The dialogue, the performances, the funny yet badass story, it's all here. There's not too many people who will argue that Waltz and…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015 10

    Damien Chazelle's Whiplash is an impressive piece of work on several fronts. It's a film centered around music, but it's more a film about the drive and passion of it's main characters for their artform. It's an exploration of how far certain people will push themselves to achieve greatness. Often in a way that's a great detriment, not only to them, but to others. It felt like it had a message, that to succeed you have to be an asshole.…

  • Birdman

    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.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2015 10

    If I were to make a list of my favorite directors, David Fincher would easily be in my top 5. I've loved every film he's done, and he's mastered the thriller which just so happens to be my favorite genre. So as you can imagine I was extremely excited to see his latest film Gone Girl. I'm a little late watching it on the second day of the new year, but as I expected Fincher held true to form and…

  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2014 11

    Sometimes when my oldest son is crying or having a tantrum my wife will say to him "use your words". I kind of feel like Spike Jonze is saying that to me as I write this review. I have a lot of words for "Her", but the one that stands out the most is beautiful. There's a lot of movies out their I'd call great, amazing, awesome, but beautiful? That one doesn't come up very often. This is a beautiful…

  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Dec, 2014

    Film 19 on my Re-watch Wednesday list.

    This is why I watch movies, on the off chance one will-touch my heart, my mind, and even my soul. Spike Jonze's Her is nothing short of beautiful, and somehow became even more beautiful on this re-watch. It's a modern masterpiece if there ever was one. I love Her like Theodore loved Samantha.

    Ron's recommendation: MUST SEE!!!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2014 3

    They got my dick message
    -Peter Quill

    Well fuck letterbox friends! Your boy Ron has a new favorite Marvel film and a new entry into his top 5 for 2014. The funny thing is, I originally expected Guardians of the Galaxy to suck more than your favorite porn star. My reasoning was simple, I'd heard Marvel was making a Guardians of the Galaxy film and I'd never heard of the comic. This led me to think, WOW, Marvel is going…