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  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    No rating because I fell asleep about a third of the way in (not the movie's fault, it was late).

    I'm going to give it another shot, but what I did see was.... *sigh* I may have to accept that no matter how much I wish I loved these, I just cannot get into what GDT did here.

    There are things that feel right. Ron Perlman is (was) THE perfect Hellboy. John Hurt is a great Bruttenholm. The monsters and…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★

    Revisited this with Lori at the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, IN. They screened an original 35mm print which wasn't in the best shape, but it was still pretty awesome seeing it on the big screen, in an old theatre, on some really uncomfortable seats (the theater owners say those will be renovated soon).

    The gender dynamics feel more ancient than ever (duh, it was made in the 50's), but the way the suspense builds and pays off is masterful.…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    In a recent interview with Marc Maron, while talking about There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson said:

    "Anytime you can kinda narrow it to something akin to Tom and Jerry or any of that kinda Spy vs. Spy kinda thing... that's always when it seems to be good. I like it when it's firing that way, when it's really just these two knuckleheads hammering out agreements between each other, it's great."

    That's one of the things that makes me…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★

    Shyamalan does what Shyamalan wants to do.

    That's something I think(?) I genuinely respect him for. Even when the result is as baffling as this.

    I've seen some really heartfelt praise for this movie, as well as some pretty vehement dismissal. I'm too fascinated by it to dismiss it as trash, but I found so much of it too awkward to be fully on board with almost any of it.

    There are moments sprinkled throughout that started to win me…