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The Aviator
The Aviator(2004)

A very talented cast with an amazing crew to showcase their great performances. Cate Blanchett grows on you and becomes memorable. One of Scorsese's best films.

Anna Karenina

Joe Wright's daring interpretation may be too far for many, but for those who look for meaning in all the aspects of a film can truly appreciate the cinematic elements.

Les MisÚrables

Definitely lives up to its title, "miserable". Exactly what my experience was watching this movie, miserable. At least the songs were good which was probably the only part the filmmakers didn't have control over. Anne Hathaway saved it from being completely miserable.

Django Unchained

If I laughed every time someone died, I'd probably be dying of suffocation. Too bad I'm only a little out of breath.


It hard to believe that this very depressing movie is about love. But it is in every sense.


A masterpiece gangster film that brings back the magic of Godfather.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon proves that action doesn't necessarily mean giant explosions.

Road to Perdition

Such a well shot movie with some tremendous music and achievement in the sound department. A beautiful, somber, and dark movie with great acting by Thomas Newman, Daniel Craig, and Tom Hanks. On the other hand I can't stand the little kid. I'm sorry but he must have known somebody to get that role. Really held the movie back.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Great writing. Inception before inception.

Zero Dark Thirty

A bullseye for Kathryn Bigelow. Great writing and outstanding performance by Jessica Chastain. This is not just a movie about killing Bin Laden. This is a work of art that will be remembered. Everyone knows the ending but it's how you get there that matters most in this film.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The most pointless three hours of pretty pictures.

Battle Royale

More brutal and raw showing than the Hunger Games. Presents this premise in a more realistic and violent way. Acting is subpar but it can't take aways from the well written story.

The Scent of Green Papaya (M¨i du du xanh - L'odeur de la papaye verte)

Spectacular visuals. One of the best works of cinematography. Although the mostly silent atmosphere of this film is hard to sit through, it's still a captivating portrayal of Vietnamese life.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

One of the best psychological thrillers since Memento. Natalie Portman gives a disturbingly persuasive performance as Nina Sayers with a the great supporting help of Mila Kunis. A great duo performance. This movie never leaves you bored and keeps you searching for answers.

United 93
United 93(2006)

A sad thriller from Paul Greengrass that leaves you on the edge of your seat. It takes time to pick up if you know the premise but the ending will leave you with a good feeling inside. The best 9/11 film.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher does it right for the third movie in a row. The story is a thrilling mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat. A disturbingly great performance by Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig proves himself worthy of actor. The editing and score infuse to create a suspenseful atmosphere. Definitely one of the best movies of 2011.


One of the greatest epics ever made. Jaw dropping and ground braking visuals that make up for an average storyline. The details in production are unheard of for a movie of this scale. A blockbuster that will leave you in tears. James Cameron has set a new standard for disaster epics.


One of the best and smart science fiction thriller to date. This movie will leave you thrilled and thinking. A great script and direction by Christopher Nolan and adds to his great resume of great blockbusters. Inception is a movie that makes you think and will leave you in wonder of how this was incepted in someone's mind.

There Will Be Blood

One of Paul Thomas Anderson greatest works to date. A powerful and disturbing performance by Daniel Day Lewis worthy of an Oscar. Visually amazing in cinematography and art production. The story is engrossing in every aspect and leaves you in awe of a man that is so corrupted.

Marvel's The Avengers

Nothing compared to the Dark Knight. The Avengers takes a different approach to the adaption of comics. It brings a humorous side of Ironman and the action of Captain America. A fun and explosive blockbuster but in terms of cinematic pleasure, The Avengers is in no way an amazement. It's full of unneeded blasts of huge buildings and needless action. Overall, a great blockbuster to see that brings respect back to the Hulk.


It's super mainstream blockbuster. Enjoyable for anyone looking for big explosions and cliche humor. The chase scenes are not that great. Subpar from the high standard the Bourne Ultimatum has set.

The Hunger Games

A great start to a promising book adaption series. Not a disappointment yet not an amazement by any length. The games are as suspenseful on screen as they are on page but the World State's production was a let down. Brings back cheesy science fiction productions to mind. The ending was a let down but overall a great blockbuster to see.


Ridley Scott's return to science fiction brings a new twist on creation. At the core of the idea, the story is original and raw. The visual brings in captivation and awe but the storyline leaves open ends in the end. Great performance by Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. Best science fiction visuals in a long time.

The Master
The Master(2012)

Paul Thomas Anderson returns with a take on religion. This interesting story of psychology pulls you in fromt he beginning however it's length and slow moving plot leaves you bored at the end. Joaquin Phoenix gives and powerful and disturbing performance and as a psychologically disturbed Freddie Quell. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams amaze as usual. If it weren't for a boring and super long second half, The Master may have even been as good as There Will Be Blood.

The Impossible

The most raw recreation of a natural disaster to date. The special effects and cinematography of the first half is great and extremely effective. It's too bad the second half of the movie is boring and unfocused. The lack of execution in the second half holds the movie back from being great.


A great and suspenseful thriller about corruption. Richard Gere gives one of his best performances since Chicago. Better than last years slow moving and complicated Margin Call. Arbitrage simplifies things but keeps the suspense just as high and will leave you wanting more.

The Dark Knight

The best comic book adaption to date and will be for a long time. The storyline is incredibly thought out and executed. The themes in this movie stand out. A great and defining performance from Heath Ledger. The greatest villain portrayal of our times. Also, a great score by Hans Zimmer although not his best. Great visuals and production design as well.

The Dark Knight Rises

A great ending to Christopher Nolan's Batman series. Although it's not able to eclipse The Dark Knight in many aspects it still is able to stand on its own as a well made movie and the best blockbuster of the summer. I have to say though, Bane's voice is awkward.

Moonrise Kingdom

A very fun and enjoyable movie. The cinematography gives a nostalgic feel. The music is cleverly chosen and the script is just amazing. The story of two runaways is childish in a good way and this movie is brilliant enough to avoid a cheesy atmosphere.

The Town
The Town(2010)

A great directing sequel for Ben Affleck. Jeremy Renner gives a great performance as James Coughlin. The rest of the cast was average with no great stand outs. The chase scenes are well choreographed and the ending heist will leave you hyped. Overall another great entry for director Ben Affleck.


Ben Affleck amazes again with a high suspenseful thriller that leaves you gravitating towards the screen. The direction of this film is well focused and greatly executed cinematically. The last fourth of the movie will have you on the edge of your seat and your hand covering your mouth. Another great entry into direction for Ben Affleck.


Great beginning. Well filmed plane scene. Is a great suspenseful start. The middle is adequate. Not boring but not very interesting. The ending is average but doesn't deserve much significant phrase. A decent comeback to live action for Robert Zemeckis.

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

A great love story. Raw and original but unfocused. Great performances by Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film gets lost near end with no focus and doesn't tie up loose ends. Makes the whole orca premise totally irrelevant and unnecessary.