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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015 5

    Let it be said that I am a Paul Thomas Anderson fan. I've loved all of his movies except for Hard Eight and I really liked it. His latest film Inherent Vice, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name was near the top of my must see list for 2014 but I missed it in theaters so I'm just now getting around to seeing it. PTA's films get a lot of love here in the Letterboxd community, but…

  • Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way

    Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    In his latest stand-up special Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way, the comedian jokes about things like religion, guns, and romantic comedies. It's my least favorite of his specials that I've seen, but it was still good for a lot of genuine laughs.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Wild

    Wild 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild features Reese Witherspoon at the peak of her powers, but I'm not honestly not sure if that's saying much. My favorite Reese Witherspoon film is still Freeway, so there's that.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Still Alice

    Still Alice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2015 6

    Alzheimer's is such a shitty disease! An absolute asshole of a disease that takes something from it's sufferers many of us take for granite. It takes away what makes! All the memories good and bad begin to fade, you forget who even your closest loved ones are, and become a shell of your former self until you die. I'd take the pain and crippling effects of just about any other disease over that bullshit. In Still Alice we see…

  • Paddington

    Paddington 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    From what I understand this is a beloved children's story. I'd never heard of it until the film's release, but if the original story is anything like this film I can completely understand why people love it. Paddington is a charming character and surprisingly the use of live action and animation here is not a complete disaster. In fact it looks really damn good. I liked it and my kids loved it so it's a win all around.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Horrible Bosses 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2015

    Holy shit, he fight clubbed himself. We got a fight clubber!
    -Kurt Buckman

    This sequel probably shouldn't exist, and it's certainly not what anyone should call a good film, but fuck my guilty pleasure it made me laugh.

    The Ron Says: If you liked the first one give it a go.

  • 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.

  • Late Phases

    Late Phases 2014

    Watched 12 Aug, 2015

    Late Phases is a point a to point b werewolf/horror film with little substance and zero scares. The story is painfully predictable and borders on terrible. The only positive was that some (keyword being some) of the creature effects where pretty good.

    The Ron Says: Staring at an actual full moon or having a round table discussion about silver bullets would probably be a better time than watching this film.

  • 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.