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  • 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…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2012 144

    "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…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2013 51

    Ok first I wanna cover the technical aspects of this film. I've used the term eyegasm to describe a film before, but never in the history of film has one looked this amazing. It's glorious to behold and a treat for the senses. Everything looks stunning and had me afraid to blink out of fear I'd miss something amazing. All that and I didn't even get to see it in IMAX 3D or even regular 3D. I can only imagine…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Dec, 2013 4

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" features such a frenetic, entertaining pace I swear there's never a dull moment. The performances have an electricity you can feel bursting off the screen. Leonardo DiCaprio is certain to earn yet another Academy Award nomination, but Jonah Fucking Hill? The fat fuck from "Superbad" and various other comedies who received a nomination for "Moneyball"? You mean to tell me that guy had another great role in him? Well I know I may…

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Oct, 2012 25

    To kind of steal a line from The Rock... FINALLY! THE RON HAS SEEN THE AVENGERS!

    This film was like when you get super excited as a kid to do something or go somewhere and it pays off. You have a blast, you drive your parents nuts talking about it, and you bounce off the walls with excitement until you eventually pass out from exhaustion!

    My Letterboxd friends know I generally prefer the darker comic book films so I was…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2013 17

    Drive was my top film of 2011 and it held up beautifully on this re-watch.

    Nicolas Winding Refn created a modern neo-noir masterpiece, with terrific performances by Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Albert Brooks. The way Refn builds tension here is simply fantastic, and the subtle build up to intense action and extreme violence is mesmerizing. It lost nothing on this re-watch and holds its place in my top 20 of all time.

    P.S. The 2011 award for most badass use of an elevator goes to..... Drive!

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added 5

    There are movies I like and some I love. This movie I fucking love! There is a difference. A movie you fucking love makes you use words like awesome, bad-ass, fuck yeah, and orgasmic when it's over. I'm pretty sure I actually said all of those words to my wife while the credits were rolling. The build up of tension in this film is done brilliantly by Refn. It's so thick you can feel it and when that tension is…

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jun, 2013 53

    With this re-watch in the books I can confidently say The Dark Knight Rises is the most flawed film in the trilogy.

    It's simply not as tightly wrapped as its predecessors. If you read my recent TDK re-watch review, I mentioned it's use of "movie time" which is a flaw in the film and inherent to blockbuster films. Well TDKR has quite a few more instances of this and it's much more bothersome. Certain things simply happen way too quickly…

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Dec, 2012 31

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2014 12

    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…

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2013 24

    Going into this re-watch The Dark Knight was my number one film of all time. It has lost its number one spot, and it's 5 star rating to Inception for the time being. I still love it and think it's one of the best films ever made, but it's certainly not perfect like 5 stars would imply.

    Now let me explain. If I rate a film 5 stars that doesn't mean I necessarily think it's perfect. I honestly don't think…

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Christopher Nolan who was already off to a great start with Following, Memento, and Batman Begins became one of the best directors working today with this film. I don't think we've seen this level of quality in a blockbuster type film since Spielberg's early days and that's really saying something in my opinion. Christian Bale is great as Batman, the supporting cast all do terrific jobs, but it's Heath Ledger actually becoming Nolan's vision of the Joker that steals the…