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  • The Long Riders

    The Long Riders

    ★★★½

    Walter Hill is a director I am really starting to appreciate. He isn't talked about as masterclass, but he's certainly no jobber. Hill always seems to have a vision, his films have life, and The Long Riders is no exception. Full of brothers playing brothers, the film meanders and explodes in true western style. The drama associated with the story and plot are good, but those action scenes absolutely knock you off your seat. A good film filled with wonderful shots, a great climax, and fantastically raw action.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★

    After Hours is indeed an underrated Scorsese entry, it just isn't one I tend to think of right away when I ponder my favorite of his films. It is dark, funny, unique, and flashy - it flat out works and the ending is the best. With all that in mind, I'm not sure why it fails to completely connect with me, but perhaps the characters are not quite likable enough when aggregated. The performances are amazing, but when nearly every…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.