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  • The Theory of Everything

    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…

  • At Long Last

    At Long Last 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    Letterboxd's own Austin Gorski has just recently finished his latest short film, At Long Last. It's very well shot with a nice erie tone. My only real issue was the acting, but considering the film was made by some high school kids it's not really a big deal. These guys do a good job, and I hope they can continue to make films.

    Ron's recommendation: Give it a shot and support our fellow letterboxd members.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014

    ★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Ana Lily Amirpour's feature length debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an impressive film in a lot of ways. The fact it's an Iranian vampire film (the first of it's kind) was reason enough for me to want to see it, and I was immediately struck by Amirpour's unique visual style. The problem is that the story she has to tell is poorly paced, and full of one dimensional and uninteresting characters. Once the novelty of it…

  • 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…

  • The Imitation Game

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Dec, 2014 6

    Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler was a very frustrating experience for me. It features a fantastically creepy performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, but so much of the story is so utterly implausible, it damn near made me as bat shit crazy as Gyllenhaal's character.

    Jake Gyllenhaal is Louis Bloom, a man trying to figure out his calling when he, by chance, comes across a stringer (news chaser) filming the aftermath of an automobile accident. He immediately takes an interest in the work and…

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Feb, 2015 4

    John wasn't exactly the boogeyman. He's the one you sent to kill the fucking boogeyman.
    -Viggo Tarasov

    Keanu Reeves return to action in John Wick is slightly held back by a lack of character development, BUT WHO GIVES A FUCK! The action is the kind you can foresake a little backstory for.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2015

    Disney's Big Hero 6, or if you prefer, one of the movies the Academy snubbed The Lego Movie for, is actually a really good film. It's not as good as The Lego Movie, but it's good nonetheless.

    Set in the alternate reality city of San Fransokyo, Big Hero 6 chronicles the adventures of kid genius Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and "Baymax" (voiced by Scott Adsit) a robot personal healthcare companion designed by his brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney).

    I must…

  • 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.

  • Rudderless

    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…