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People who added this item 3342 Average listal rating (2175 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Jan 4th








Thought it was a good Sci Fi flick but nothing that really blow me away. The cinematography and dystopia setting was good along with the action scenes and parallels to contemporary society as it relates to immigration. Overall rating 6.3.
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Stalingrad (1993)
Jan 6th






WW2 from a German perspective and their war with Russia centering on Stalingrad. Not particularly laudable for its action scenes but more for its exploration of soldiers at war. Questions of sacrifice,duty,humanity and survival are most salient. Overall rating 6.8.
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People who added this item 424 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Nice Guys (2016)
Jan 11th






Grade A comedy. The costumes, make up, set and art direction are fantastic creating a stylish presentation of the seventies. The chemistry between Russel Crowe and Gosling is impeccable with Gosling's character standing out. Comedy, crime and action a really devilish combination. Angourie Rice who plays 13 year old Holly March is witty and a natural in front the camera. Overall rating 8.5
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People who added this item 884 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
The Revenant (2015)





Way too drawn out. The 2 hour 30 minute run time is ridiculous and unnecessary. The whole thing was a bore that made my head hurt. The best thing was cinematography and location but the story was completely dead and hollow like that horse Glass climbs into. The movie was just a simple revenge flick nothing special about it. I am a usual DiCaprio fan but this performance in this movie was not deserving of the Oscar he received. This is the second film by Alejandro González Iñárritu I watched(Birdman) which was a complete bore and people seemed to enjoy. Waste of over two hours. Overall rating 3.0
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People who added this item 1587 Average listal rating (980 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Downfall (2004)
Jan 14th






A very good war film without a focus on the scenes of war. The bombing of Berlin thunders throughout the entire movie never giving you a feeling of safety as we are bunkered down with a increasingly deranged Fuhrer. Bruno Ganz's portrayal of Hitler is a masterclass of acting where subtly and nuance is very much key along with the explosive outburst Hitler is known for.The voice, walk and Parkinson's shake of the hand give off the embodiment of the man himself. I also particularly liked the costuming and how the story digs into the mentally of Hitler, his loyal officers, those close to him like Eva Braun and the German people. An all round good movie with a strong cast of supporting actors. Overall rating 7.0.
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People who added this item 928 Average listal rating (685 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Nightcrawler (2014)
Jan 17th




The screenplay is one of the most original I’ve seen and the film itself creative and innovative with the use of steady cameras and capturing the film within a film. On the surface it follows the sociopathic Bloom (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who goes to extremes to get what he wants. Digging a little deeper we see a critque of news media and what is deemed “new worthy”. Also, comparisons with news and Hollywood where the story and narrative are most important. Gyllenhaal's performance is fantastic and worth the time. Overall rating. 7.2
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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Police Story (1985)
Jan 18th








Good action scenes but lacking in storytelling and plot. Overall rating 4.5
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People who added this item 314 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Selma (2014)
Jan 18th



A very good historical drama that shows aspect’s of King’s life that are differing from the saintly image he is often cloaked in. Even leaders are human and this film does a good job of showing King’s weakness as well as his strengths. David Oyelowo plays a very good leading role as Dr. King especially in his delivery of rousing speeches as well as in the more quiet moments with his wife or close advisors. In supporting roles Tom Wilkinson, Stephan James and Tim Roth who play Lyndon Johnson, John Lewis and George Wallace respectively are all exceptional in their delivery and performance on screen. The musical choices bring out the emotion of select scenes that stirs your very own emotions when it is aligned with images of brutality and corruption. The creative decisions in direction and cinematography flow very well to give you a film that is powerful and artistic. Overall rating 7.5
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People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Jan 20th



Wiki Overview: The film focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, primarily Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts, as well as some aspiring wrestlers. It focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) during its rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organizations.

My take: I watched this movie with hopes that it would go more in depth somehow. For example, shitty promotions, horrible shows, injury (more than just glancing by), rehabilitation, drugs including steroids. Yet, the director is not the best at getting the substance that would make this a great documentary. He seems to be hanging around the promotions and trying to make friends instead of asking questions. Also, he is too involved on screen without offering anything to the scene The basic editing (leaving in irrelevant footage like the black wrestler's movie opportunity) and musical choices are terrible frankly and the documentary presents itself like a low budget fan made video. A rare good moment but you could get the same information by just watching the Wrestler with its glaring similarities or doing a bit of reading if you're interested with life behind the scenes. Overall it came off amateurish, opportunist and even staged in some parts. Overall rating 3.9.
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People who added this item 2005 Average listal rating (1177 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Jan 26






Setting aside the fact I have this thing for both Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode since seeing them in Chasing Liberty together when I was much younger this film is a really cheesy romance filled with cliche,bad acting from the support cast and terrible editing that makes itself noticed. Add in some rock music and you have a movie that looks like a soap opera or Saved by the Bell episode. Despite all the cheese you can find some not so smelly scenes in between. Overall rating 4.7.
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People who added this item 1467 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Artist (2011)
Jan 27th






One of those movie that really shows the story through pictures. Worth the watch and a second one at that. Overall Rating 7.8.

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People who added this item 3412 Average listal rating (2183 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Avengers (2012)
Jan 29th





6.8
Spectacular action scenes but lacking in powerful story telling to keep me interested throughout. A long run time for the content and by the end I was like "Thank God it's over over...great."
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People who added this item 1665 Average listal rating (1111 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Interstellar (2014)
Feb 2nd





6.9
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People who added this item 317 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Feb 9th




A very solid movie with a good story, acting and direction. Best movie based on the Christian faith I have seen. 7.8
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People who added this item 5562 Average listal rating (3592 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Donnie Darko (2001)
Feb 10th
6.0




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Feb 12th





Rewatched. 7.7
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Feb 16th






A decent movie with themes of race, friendship and justice.
6.0
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People who added this item 1396 Average listal rating (860 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Feb 17th






Fabulous direction and artistic vision. Definitely going to be some more Paul Thomas Anderson movies on this list. 7.5
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People who added this item 558 Average listal rating (357 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Friday (1995)
Feb 18th






Rewatched(20). One of my favorite movies. Overall rating 9.0
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People who added this item 1562 Average listal rating (941 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Feb 18th




I think the story is too concerned with the white lead character's sexual vices then a story about Uganda and Idi Amin. Overall I judged it as another white centered movie about Africa. I found Whittaker's performance forced and flat. He seemed to play stereotypes of what was expected of a Idi Amin character than delving in the character. The movie is not the worst thing but it's not the best either. It disappoints by not delving into more serious story. It gives you a fictional surface without showing anything deeper. 5.0
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People who added this item 3021 Average listal rating (1869 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Feb 23th






Rewatched.
Most visually beautiful animated film. Slowed paced in parts but awe inspiring on account of the world created around the fully fleshed characters. A compulsory viewing.
7.9

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People who added this item 1476 Average listal rating (984 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Feb 24th






No just no. Quirky just for quirky sake.5.0
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People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Pandora's Box (1929)
Feb 25th






Coming at the end of the Roaring Twenties crazily this is one of the most sensual movies I have ever seen. Louise Brookes is irresistible. The only problem is that the director could have cut this movie in half, it's run time was too much for the basic plot. 6.0
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Feb 28th




Ugh! Why am I caught in this vortex of long run times with not interesting enough plots. I saw the high listal rating and thought it worth it but not at all. Good cinematography and acting but the pacifist humanist storyline is not for me especially with the glaring contradiction of how can we humanize involuntary exploitation. I understand the whole duplicity of man and following your beliefs under extreme pressure but I just found myself wanting to tell the lead character "okay just cut the fucking shit!" 5.5
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People who added this item 9557 Average listal rating (5622 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
March 2nd






Keeves is still one dull motherfucker but not even him could ruin this awesome film. On the other hand Hugo Weaving "Mr Smith" and Laurence Fishburne "Morpheus" are spectacular.Overall the movie is straight badassery topped with sci fi dystopia, gaudy direction and visual effects and philosophical questions. A compulsory view. 8.6. Rewatched on May 10... truly great concept and action.
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
March 2nd




Were people really calling for this movie to receive Oscar nominations. The screenplay shouldn't even have been nominated. Besides the music scenes the entire movie is flat and the acting is sub par.Maybe Ice Cube's son could be given a pass because he loves so much like his father it's hard not to make his character believable but the rest are just shit. Also, the movie seemed biased towards Dre and Ice Cube coming off as a revisioning of history. Given the fact that both their production companies were involved it seems those with the money and power write history again. Wouldn't recommend. 5.0
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People who added this item 1713 Average listal rating (1082 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
March 4th





4.0

The debauchary just goes on and on until it becomes torture. Couldn't wait for it to finish. A lot funnier in retrospect than when going through the marathon of drugs and sex.
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People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Mar 9th
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People who added this item 1770 Average listal rating (1081 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Akira (1988)
Mar 10th
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People who added this item 650 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Arrival (2016)
Mar 12th
7.6


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People who added this item 1472 Average listal rating (874 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Mar 13th
5.8








Excellent visual style and apocalyptic world. The story doesn't have enough power to carry all the way to the end but still worth a view imo.
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People who added this item 1033 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Whiplash (2014)
Mar 17th
7.2


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People who added this item 1024 Average listal rating (694 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Prisoners (2013)
Mar 19th
8.0



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People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Mar 20th
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People who added this item 3678 Average listal rating (2515 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Mar 24th
5.0



Kinda dead huh. After the initial fun the story labors and became a bore.
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People who added this item 1739 Average listal rating (1120 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Mar 26th
8.0

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People who added this item 1474 Average listal rating (832 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Capote (2005)
Mar 30th
6.8
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People who added this item 806 Average listal rating (471 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Apr 6th
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Fences (2016)
Apr 7th
8.8
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People who added this item 2436 Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Atonement (2007)
Apr 8th
6.0


Kiera Knightly is so pretty and skinny(in a lovely way)in this movie and honestly that's the best thing about Atonement. Melodramatic and a failed romance story mixed up with a war story and stream of consciousness.
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People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Apr 10th
4.4


A non linear surrealist film without any subject or plot holding them together. If you want to see something of Bunel's dreams this movie is for you but just not for me. Self indulgence of an old man.
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Apr 18th
8.7
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People who added this item 783 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Apr 20th
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People who added this item 567 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
La La Land (2016)
Apr 21st
6.7
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People who added this item 371 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Apr 22nd
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People who added this item 2033 Average listal rating (1248 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Apr 23
7.3
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People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Apr 24th
7.5
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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Sing Street (2016)
Apr 24th
8.6
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People who added this item 842 Average listal rating (457 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Lolita (1997)
Apr 27th
6.0
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People who added this item 1051 Average listal rating (705 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Apr 28th
7.4
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