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Logging and reviewing everything I watch in 2021.
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Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Prestige
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Déjà Vu

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  • No Time to Die

    ★★★★

  • Unstoppable

    ★★★★

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★½

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    ★★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Craig Bond series has been one of reinvention from the get-go. Almost everything about the character has been deconstructed and built back up again, with varying degrees of success. But one aspect of the character has remained relatively untouched: his attitude toward and relationships with women. Until now. Modern audiences are less comfortable with a character who is a “59 year old sex pest” (to quote David Erlich). And so we see a new side of Bond, one who’s…

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    ★★★★

    Tony Scott has directed the greatest workplace safety video of all time.

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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    My first rewatch since seeing it in the theater, and I would say I appreciate it more now than I did then. 

    Things I enjoyed just as much as the first time:
    -Eiffel 65 playing over the Marvel logo
    -Tony Stark having anxiety attacks
    -Tony going all MacGyver on some bad guys

    Things I enjoyed more than the first time:
    -Trevor
    -Tony somehow endearing himself to the audience by being a complete jerk to a kid
    -Tony having actual character development

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    “We’re into plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment. Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.”

    Such a great concept for a thriller, expertly executed by director Michael Mann. He really nails the sense of place - LA at night is basically the third lead character of the movie. 

    This is one of my favorite performances by Cruise. He’s channeling the same superhuman tenacity that…