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  • The Station Agent

    The Station Agent

    ★★★★½

    Whenever a collection of flawed characters in desperate need intersect in movies, it usually manages to stamp out the salad and kill the mood in an elephant in rural China-kind of way. But then they got those Pandas...

    And Thomas McCarthy's directional debut is warm and fuzzy, funny in an Bill Murray on Ari Kaurismäki light kind of way, and so bloody confident in its audience that it rides its dramatic subtleties all the way to the train depot. My…

  • The Rebound

    The Rebound

    "but all things considered I wouldn't be shocked if I return in a couple of years..."
    -Monsieur Flynn 2013

    Yeah, how about that. Turns out I know myself pretty well after all these years.

    I couldn't for the life of me give you a good reason as to why I've watched this movie as often as I've done. It doesn't even quite fit the guilty pleasure quota, because I'm not so sure I get all that much pleasure from it.…

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  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    ★★★★½

    Remember, remember, the Fifth of November...

    It seems I return to this movie once a year around this date, and it's no coincidence. It's just too bloody brilliant to not enjoy over and over again. It's also a reminder the Wachowski's isn't all about The Matrix, Natalie Portman isn't any longer the poster child for creepy relationships (Léon and Beautiful Girls), and Britain has got a bunch of highly qualified actors lying around doing far too little... just to mention…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★½

    I don't know what you people all are on, but it's some mighty heavy shit for sure. I know my sense of entertainment and humor does differ quite a bit from both the mainstream and the intoxicated, but I'll never understand what the heck is going on with these kind of movie-ratings.

    312 thousand ratings on IMDb, and more than 170k of those have given it 9 or 10, and the numbers get even more crazy when we add the…