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Favorite Movies:
Reservoir Dogs, Halloween, Taxi Driver, Trees Lounge, The Way of the Gun, The Big Lebowski, Ghostbusters, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Boogie Nights, Apocalypse Now, Fight Club, Forrest Gump, The Breakfast Club, The Crow, Waterworld, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, RoboCop, Superfly
Favorite Actors:
Steve Buscemi, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julianne Moore, Kathy Bates, Kate Winslet, Thora Birch, Emma Stone, James Franco, Ellen Page, Pam Grier
I've got very ecclectic tastes and will watch (and have watched) just about everything. I can't pigeonhole myself and tell you excatly what I like, but I like a mix between mainstream stuff and artsy, indie stuff. I'll watch films from any decade, but I think the 1970s is the best decade overall cinematically. I do like road movies, movies that take place over the course of a day or just a few hours, and character studies. If I HAVE to pick actual genres, then gimme blaxploitation, most (but not all) horror, crime dramas, some sci-fi, and genre mashups, or movies that tweak genre conventions. I'm also a big fan of long takes, tracking shots, dolly zooms, and great cinematography, framing, and general camera work/movement. My favorite cinematographers are Roger Deakins, Wally Pfister, and Robert Elswit. My favorite editors are Sally Menke, Roderick Jaynes, and Thelma Schoonmaker. When it comes to my reviews and ratings, I used to prefer the 4 Star System, or going by letter grades, but the 5 Star System has grown on me. I generally am pretty generous and favorable with my reviews, preferring to look at the good over the bad, and I try to look at the work as a whole, which is why I'm usually forgiving. I will not hesitate to get critical if something really bugs me, though. Generally I don't recommend a movie if I give it less than 3 stars (on a 5 star scale). If I give it 3 stars, then that is the bare minimum for recommendations. I use to not recommend anything with less than 3.5 stars, but I have changed my views, so, as a result, I'll probably have to go back through the archives and update everything at some point.

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37 days ago via Flixster

looks pretty intriguing



45 days ago via Flixster

heard a lot about it

Richard III

Richard III

45 days ago via Flixster

heard great things

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Intel Hollywood Star Program (July 2012 - December 2012)
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