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  • War on Everyone

    War on Everyone

    All the dialogue feels forced and unnatural, and the "jokes" are just spewed out with little care or set up. It makes one appreciate Martin McDonagh even more...

  • The Hidden

    The Hidden

    ★★★½

    Starts off very strong, but The Hidden doesn't have the legs to bring things into the finish line as strong as it begins. I like that the film doesn't hold back any of the big reveals though, and all the body snatched people do a good job acting in a similar way, so it is believable that this is a single character despite switching bodies multiple times.

  • The Dirties

    The Dirties

    ★★★★★

    "It was the first time I really got bullied, like, like just for being myself."

  • 10 Rillington Place

    10 Rillington Place

    ★★★★

    Richard Attenborough is certainly "sparing no expense" in his portrayal of serial killer John Christie, and his performance is a chilling one. John Hurt playing the patsy in this is also an extremely impressive performance, and as the film plays out, he basically just becomes a fly caught in a spider's web. My only complaint with the film is that the last thirty minutes feels obligatory, given that this is a true story, and is a bit of a slog to get through, particularly after the masterful tension that the first hour of the film provides. Thanks for the prescription @Colin the dude.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★

    3.5 on my initial watch...I am a charitable "man". On a rewatch though, the amount that is ripped off of The Dark Knight and Christopher Nolan in general is pretty staggering. All the action is done very Nolan-esque, and then the editing where they are jumping around between all the different characters is so Nolan. This flick's greatest sin though is just that it is boring. We are an hour into the film, and Robocop is hitting the streets for…

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    "Nice shootin', son. What's your name?"

    A forgotten rule in film making is to always leave the audience wanting more. Robocop gives you that glorious climax with the smile and the walk out of the shot, and then BAM, Robocop comes up in that beautiful white on black, and the Poledouris score soars. The only thing left to do is...

  • Terminal Island

    Terminal Island

    ★★★★

    "Are you calling me a liar?"

    "I'd never call you that. I'd call you...DEAD!"

    While there certainly are some B-movie lulls that one would expect from such a film as this, it is still a fun watch, that delivers a trashy good time.

  • Robin and Marian

    Robin and Marian

    ★½

    There are a couple moments where you can tell this is a Dick Lester film, these moments being insanely well framed shots, like when Richard the Lionheart is sitting in front of the castle with the arrow in his neck, or when Robin and Little John are riding into Sherwood forest. Aside from these couple of moments though, this movie is vanilla and boring. It really feels just one step above Holy Grail production values, with most of the sequences…

  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    ★★★

    The film has strange pacing, with the dream house not being introduced until 45 minutes or so into the film, and then from there the scenes don't have the best rhythm to really hit home the humour that is trying to be sold. The dream house is also kind of bland itself, and the conflict of the lawyer dude and the wife, as well as the needing to get an ad slogan finished or he'll be fired, stuff is just…

  • Gimme Danger

    Gimme Danger

    ★★★★

    If you are watching this film with your shirt on, you're watching it wrong.

  • Harvey

    Harvey

    ★★★★

    It took me a bit to settle into the film, and the way that Jimmy S interacts with Harvey bugged me throughout (like, if you are with your friends are you always touching them and moving them around, or escorting them through doors, because I am certainly not), but Stewart's performance when he isn't interacting with Harvey is stellar, and I love the alley scene behind the bar. Also, the film's message is a great one, and it is definitely a representation of my thoughts on individuality, and belief in personal freedom.

  • Gymkata

    Gymkata

    ★★★½

    If I ever have a (legitimate) child, I'm going to name him (or her) Jim Kata Ape.