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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    Halloween is to horror movies as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is to spaghetti westerns.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    The Matrix : 20th Anniversary @ AMC NewPark 12

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  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★½

    100 Movies in 2015: #33

    After noticing The Raid 2 was the highest rated action film of 2014 on Letterboxd and having no idea what the first Raid was, I had to check this out. An Indonesian action movie from a Welsh born director who had only made one previous movie, shot on a budget of a million dollars!? Sign me up!

    I enjoyed the premise of the movie. Fifteen stories of action between an elite SWAT team and a…

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★½

    100 Movies in 2015: #29

    If a David Lynch movie went completely off the rails I think you would end up in Synecdoche, New York. What's really happening here is that Charlie Kaufmann has taken the absurdity of typical Lynch movie, and the sloppiness therein to the limit.

    Four stars now, but this is a movie you cannot watch once. I think this will drift to five stars the second time around.