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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★½

    "There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon."

    This film is 40 years old, and the above quote rings just as true today as it did back then. It is scary how pertinent this scarily-prescient film still feels today.

  • Source Code

    Source Code

    ★★★★

    This was a pleasant surprise.


    This film is a sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A man (Gyllenhaal) awakens on a train and seems a bit disoriented. Initially, it appears that he's just a bit groggy and dazed as if he'd just awoken suddenly, but it becomes quickly apparent he has no idea why he's on a train or where he is. His traveling partner (the lovely Michelle Monaghan) seems both confused and bemused at his apparent bewilderment. She calls him…

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  • Date of the Dead

    Date of the Dead

    ½

    I knew I was in trouble when I spotted at least 2 spelling errors in the opening credits. There's a fine line between low-budget and a shit film. I'll leave it to the reader to decide on which side of that line I think this falls.

  • Road

    Road

    ★★★★½

    Third viewing; this time with commentary.

    I think this is my favorite Clarke film. Brilliant.

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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    ★★★★

    I am shocked at how many middling-to-poor reviews of this film there are here on Letterboxd.


    With its painterly visuals, excellent story as a not-very-subtle metaphor for the evils that men do, and good direction, this is nothing short of a masterpiece. I'm not one for hyperbole, nor am I one to conflate my own opinion with fact, but I am surprised anyone could think of this as anything less than a very good film.


    C'est la vie, one man's trash..., etc...


    If nothing else, this parable shows that animation is not just for kids. For this alone, the film feels ahead of its time.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    Chilling.


    I feel like I need a shower or two after watching this.


    Jake G. got screwed by not getting even an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a sociopathic, freelance crime scene cameraman.