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  • Cold in July 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

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

  • The Rover 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Oct, 2014 5

    Director David Michôd's The Rover is a frustrating film. It features excellent performances by Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, but the story leaves something to be desired. I couldn't make any real sense of what was going on for pretty much the entire runtime, but I was patient in hopes that the excruciatingly slow build would pay off in the end. Instead the end came and I said to myself "are you fucking serious?". I went into The Rover knowing…

  • No Escape 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 May, 2014 6

    No Escape is a short film by LB's own Austin Gorski.

    Nice job Austin and friends. Not bad at all for a high school short film. It's better than some I've seen done by more experienced people. A couple of the camera shots are really good and I liked the ending.

  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2014 2

    Nowadays I like to go into films as blind as possible. I try to avoid trailers and reading reviews before I've see a film. I generally only like to know who it's directed by and how it's being received. When it comes to Josh Boone's The Fault In Our Stars based on the novel of the same name by John Greene, going in blind just wasn't possible. You see my wife read the book long before the release of the…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2014 6

    Very Easy
    Very Hard

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014 7

    Jesus-FUCKING-christ did I make a mistake before I started this film. I didn't eat anything first, and it made me some goddamn hungry I feel like I'm about die. All the food looked fucking ridiculously good. I hope I can make it through this review without my stomach eating itself. The sound my stomach is making right now would make you think dinosaurs have returned to earth.

    Chef is the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau). He's a well…

  • JohnnyExpress 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2014 2

    Kyungmin Woo's animated short JohnnyExpress, is the story of a lazy intergalactic delivery man who's latest delivery unbeknownst to him isn't going so well. The animation looks very nice and Woo's use of increasingly funny and well timed visual gags make this a really fun and entertaining short film.

    Ron's recommendation: See it. In fact you can see it HERE if you'd like.

  • WWE Extreme Rules 2014 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2014 2

    The Shield vs Evolution stole the show, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt had some cool moments, and Daniel Bryan vs Kane was a solid WWE title match albeit with some pretty silly spots.

    Outside of the 3 matches I mentioned it was just an average show, but those 3 made it worth it especially The Shield vs Evolution which was awesome. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns are the future of the WWE.

  • Proxy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014 2

    "Not for everyone". Many of us have used that phrase in our reviews here on Letterboxd. Whether it's a film that we feel just won't be everyone's cup of tea or one that is just too disturbing for generally audiences or the faint of heart it's sometimes necessary when describing a film. Well if we're talking about the too disturbing use for it then Zack Parker's Proxy could be the poster to go with the definition.

    On the surface Proxy

  • Bears 2014

    ★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2014

    Disneynature's Bears, directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, is a year in the life of a mother brown bear and her cubs. As it turns out life is surprisingly hard for this family of 3 as they brave the Alaskan wilderness and all is dangers in search of food for the Winter.

    I watched this with my two young sons and it was a nice learning experience for us all. It's a beautifully shot documentary that gets us up…

  • 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.