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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★

    Cinema as raw nerve ending. 
    The devastating viciousness of life is always up for a fresh examination and Manchester pulls no punches. The skill and subtlety of Chandler and Affleck are something to behold. I love the simple "glimpses" that slowly reveal their character's back stories.
    I don't think this is the best film of the year, but I do applaud its willingness to strip the varnish off the old-fashioned melodrama and make it relatable to a new generation.
    There…

  • Tusk

    Tusk

    ½

    I could have watched anything.
    My toenails grow, paint drying, my asshole in the mirror... 
    Hell, I could have went out and stared at that dead skunk I've passed every day this week on Engler Boulevard for an hour and 41 minutes.
    Instead I chose to waste my time on this horrendous, vapid, smelly trash can of a film. 
    The saddest part of it all is how bad Depp is. Good grief. Have you no shame sir?
    I can't even formulate a decent thought here. Absolutely no redeeming qualities. None. Zero. Zilch.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    3 years ago when I first found letterboxd, I wrote a review about Man of Steel. In this review I decided that my interest for comic book films had been completely dead...only to be aroused once more by the great Zack Snyder.

    Since then I have seen many Marvel films ...some of which I have decided are the bane of my existence and are eating the flesh of cinema whole from the inside out.
    Therefore I was quite excited for…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★★

    This film contains the most outrageously written gonzo hate infested scene QT has written since the infamous Dennis Hopper/Chris Walken "Sicilian Scene". I must also mention this scene is scored using the Xmas classic "Silent Night." This scene by itself nets this film 5 stars in my book and may quite possibly be my favorite scene in any film in the last 5 years.

    The rest of the film is ok too...
    In the spirit of QT's cinematic recycling, I've…