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  • 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.

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014

    See my review under the regular version of the film here. I didn't realize when I posted it both versions were on the site.

  • 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!"
    -Batman

    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…

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★★ Watched 24 Jun, 2014 2

    For a film that is supposed to reboot a franchise, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is about as generic as it gets. This film should have never seen the light of day in cinemas. It belongs it the Wal-Mart straight to DVD bin alongside the hundreds of movies just like it. Sadly you can probably find much better films in the same genre in that very same bin. It's generic, play by numbers fluff that wastes it's cast, and brings absolutely nothing worthwhile to the genre or the franchise.

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Lars Von Trier's Nymph()maniac is one film split into two volumes thanks to the runtime. After watching and giving the first volume a 3.5 rating I found the second volume a little more difficult to rate. You see the first volume felt like a film that could stand on it's own. If there weren't a second volume I'd still rate it 3.5 stars. Watching the second volume I found it impossible not to look at Nymph()maniac as the one film…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2014 2

    I got to give Lars Von Trier credit. The man has a set of balls. He makes the films he wants to make without fear of backlash and ratings boards like the MPAA. He's not afraid to provoke a reaction whether negative or positive from his viewers. So many filmmakers are held back creatively out of fear. Fear their film won't make enough money if it doesn't have a certain rating or fear of scrutiny. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I can justifiably…

  • 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…

  • Lone Survivor 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    "Lone Survivor" will, for some, be a tale of American heroism and patriotism! Others may see it as yet another case of those who are willing to die for their country being put in harms way over another bullshit war or mission. I often struggle with this type of film. I have the utmost respect for the real life soldiers who put their life on the line for my country. The sacrifices they make to become soldiers is beyond admirable.…