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  • Calvary 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2014

    The opening scene of John Michael Mcdonagh's Calvary is very disturbing and the most affecting I've witnessed in a long time. As the man who we don't see is sitting in the confessional speaking to the Priest, (Brendan Gleeson) his words cut so deep that one could never un-hear them. They're the words of a man broken by his past circumstances and beyond any kind of help. That opening scene sets in motion a battle between Father James Lavelle (Gleeson),…

  • WWE WrestleMania XXX 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2014 14

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

  • Doc of the Dead 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    Doc of the Dead which is obviously a documentary about zombies is somewhat interesting, but it's too unfocused to be what I'd call a good documentary. Director Alexandre O. Philippe tries to cover too much in too short a time. The film goes into everything from the origins of the zombie, zombie films, zombie books, and "zombie culture". It jumps around from the African and voodoo origins to zombie walks and doomsday prep. The fast vs slow zombie debate is…

  • Spirit in the Woods 2014

    ½ Watched 31 May, 2014 2

    It looks like I'm the first person to log Spirit in the Woods on Letterboxd. Lucky me!

    I honestly don't know if it's possible to ripoff the The Blair Witch Project anymore than this film does.

    I'm sure he'll never see this, but I wanna say a few things to writer/director Anthony Daniel.

    1. If you're going to make a found footage film and claim the footage is "real" you might wanna get actors who can act like real people.…

  • Tom Segura: Completely Normal 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 May, 2014

    I never heard of Tom Segura before today, but as it turns out he's pretty fucking funny.

  • Veronica Mars 2014

    ★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    I've never seen the Veronica Mars tv show nor do I plan to. It's a show that never interested me that aired on a network I rarely if ever watched. Apparently it was well liked by critics and had a kind of cult following, but it didn't get the kind of ratings the network wanted so it was cancelled after 3 seasons. I honestly had forgotten all about the show until the movie surfaced. Creator Rob Thomas along with the…

  • Recurring 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 May, 2014 2

    Recurring is another short film by a letterboxd user. This time it's Pietro Agnoletto, and his first short while only 2 minutes long is pretty impressive. I can only explain it as eerie visuals and sounds representing a fading in and out of conscienous but it's very cool to look at.

    Nice job Pietro!

  • Jam 2014

    Watched 25 Feb, 2014

    Jam is a short film from Letterboxd's own Ben Sheetz. It's shot well, but there would need to be a lot more to it to be good. As is it's just a guy rambling about bluegrass music and the banjo.

  • NXT ArRIVAL 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Feb, 2014

    Cesaro vs Sami Zayn stole the show and mad it all worthwhile.

    Adrian Neville has a nasty finishing move.

    Bo Dallas' face makes me wanna fucking punch it over and over again.

  • 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…

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jun, 2014 8

    I usually don't re-watch a film the day after I first watched it no matter how much I liked it, but when I watched The LEGO Movie yesterday with my two boys my wife didn't get to see it. So tonight it was The LEGO Movie all over again and it was still as fun as a pile of Legos.

    The story is really well put together and funny. Definitely some of the best dialogue ever in a film meant…

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2014 4

    "Bruce Wayne? Who's that? Sounds like a cool guy!"

    Much like drawing a masterpiece with an Etch A Sketch, making a family movie that really appeals to both children and adults is hard. Few family movies have found that balance in my opinion, but with The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have come about as close as you can get. Legos may be recommended for children, but what they've created as "master builders" of this film is…