Dude Rates Movies

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Big Hero 6
B
Don Hall, Chris Williams — 2014
Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Friday 17 April 2015

No comment

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Edge of Tomorrow
B
Doug Liman — 2014
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Thursday 16 April 2015

No comment

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Amadeus
B
Milos Forman — 1984
F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Tuesday 7 April 2015

No comment

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Big Eyes
B
Tim Burton — 2014
Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston
Monday 30 March 2015

No comment

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Hesher
D
Spencer Susser — 2010
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman
Thursday 26 March 2015

No comment

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12 Angry Men
A
Sidney Lumet — 1957
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Wednesday 18 March 2015

No comment

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American Sniper
B
Clint Eastwood — 2014
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Wednesday 4 March 2015

No comment

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The Mist
C
Frank Darabont — 2007
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
Tuesday 3 March 2015

No comment

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Speed
A
Jan de Bont — 1994
Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock
Friday 27 February 2015

No comment

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Blue Is the Warmest Color
A
La vie d'Adèle
Abdellatif Kechiche — 2013
Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Thursday 26 February 2015

No comment

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The Lego Movie
D
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller — 2014
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Thursday 19 February 2015

No comment

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Whiplash
B
Damien Chazelle — 2014
Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Tuesday 17 February 2015

No comment

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Boyhood
C
Richard Linklater — 2014
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Tuesday 17 February 2015

No comment

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The Theory of Everything
C
James Marsh — 2014
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Monday 16 February 2015

No comment

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The Imitation Game
B
Morten Tyldum — 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Wednesday 11 February 2015

No comment

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Transformers: Age of Extinction
E
Michael Bay — 2014
Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Monday 9 February 2015

Mark Wahlberg edition of the bots fighting. There is a dinosaur. A DINOSAUR. YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, MICHAEL.

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Adieu Paris
C
Franziska Buch — 2013
Jessica Schwarz, Hans Werner Meyer, Sandrine Bonnaire
Friday 30 January 2015

No comment

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Two Days, One Night
D
Deux jours, une nuit
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne — 2014
Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée
Sunday 25 January 2015

No comment

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
B
Wes Anderson — 2014
Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Saturday 24 January 2015

No comment

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The Snowtown Murders
C
Snowtown
Justin Kurzel — 2011
Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris
Saturday 24 January 2015

No comment

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Contagion
B
Steven Soderbergh — 2011
Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law
Saturday 24 January 2015

No comment

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Unbreakable
A+
M. Night Shyamalan — 2000
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright
Thursday 22 January 2015

No comment

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Buffalo '66
C
Vincent Gallo — 1998
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara
Thursday 22 January 2015

No comment

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La Famille Bélier
C
La famille Bélier
Eric Lartigau — 2014
Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino
Saturday 3 January 2015

No comment

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Serial (Bad) Weddings
E
Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?
Philippe de Chauveron — 2014
Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan
Sunday 28 December 2014

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Pacific Rim
E
Guillermo del Toro — 2013
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi
Monday 22 December 2014

At the beginning of the movie, you have a montage that explains why the big robots were built, and why it must be piloted by a team of two. The explanation for the latter is that the machine’s power puts too big of a physical toll on a single pilot. The related exhibit is a piece of black-and-white, archive-like video, where a pilot bleeds from his nose after trying to pilot alone. This made me very mad. This is supposed to happen in the future. Why would the archives of the future be in black and white? The film deliberately decided to make it in black-and-white to gives a “archive-like” feeling to the spectator, without it making any sense since it’s supposed to be an archive in the future. This is the biggest bullshit ever.

Now, see, most of the time in the movie, the big robots defeat the bad creatures by launching missiles at them (with some sort of missile launchers above their shoulder). So why would you build giant robots when all you need are missiles that can be launched from planes or ground vehicles or boats? Well, because fuck you. This movie is the high-point of non-functional, nonsensical, stylish art. Everything about it is about resorting to clichés actions and visuals. Here is a black-and-white archive for no reason. Here are robots for no reason. It’s like children playing with toys and imitating whatever pieces of nebulous stylish thing they see on the TV without it making any sense at all. The robots are transported out of their hangar on crawlers like the crawler for the Saturn V rocket, that the director probably though was cool in Apollo 13. The point of exoskeletons is that they can fucking walk, why would you crawl them. God dammit.

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Nebraska
C
Alexander Payne — 2013
Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Saturday 20 December 2014

No comment

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The Protector
D
Tom yum goong
Prachya Pinkaew — 2005
Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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Breaking News
E
Dai si gin
Johnnie To — 2004
Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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Great Expectations
D
Alfonso Cuarón — 1998
Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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Four Rooms
B
Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino — 1995
Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Sammi Davis
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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The Player
C
Robert Altman — 1992
Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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Rope
B
Alfred Hitchcock — 1948
James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger
Sunday 30 November 2014

No comment

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Memento
B
Christopher Nolan — 2000
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Sunday 23 November 2014

No comment

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Man on Wire
A
James Marsh — 2008
Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau
Thursday 20 November 2014

No comment

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Little Miss Sunshine
A
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris — 2006
Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
Thursday 20 November 2014

No comment

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Match Point
A
Woody Allen — 2005
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
Thursday 20 November 2014

No comment

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Catch Me If You Can
A
Steven Spielberg — 2002
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Thursday 20 November 2014

No comment

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Road to Perdition
A
Sam Mendes — 2002
Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey
Thursday 20 November 2014

No comment

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How to Train Your Dragon 2
C
Dean DeBlois — 2014
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
Wednesday 12 November 2014

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Interstellar
C
Christopher Nolan — 2014
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Wednesday 12 November 2014

Christopher Nolan tries to package decades of science-fiction themes into a single movie. The lossy compression is quite noticeable.

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Her
C
Spike Jonze — 2013
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Saturday 1 November 2014

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Only Lovers Left Alive
D
Jim Jarmusch — 2013
Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska
Saturday 1 November 2014

No comment

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The Old Gun
B
Le vieux fusil
Robert Enrico — 1975
Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider, Jean Bouise
Saturday 1 November 2014

No comment

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My Night at Maud's
C
Ma nuit chez Maud
Éric Rohmer — 1969
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault
Saturday 1 November 2014

No comment

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The Descent
D
Neil Marshall — 2005
Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Friday 31 October 2014

No comment

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
C
Adam McKay — 2004
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell
Friday 31 October 2014

No comment

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Apollo 13
A+
Ron Howard — 1995
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
Friday 31 October 2014

No comment

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The Fault in Our Stars
D
Josh Boone — 2014
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Saturday 11 October 2014

No comment

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Gone Girl
A
David Fincher — 2014
Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Saturday 11 October 2014

No comment

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2 Days in Paris
B
Julie Delpy — 2007
Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl
Saturday 27 September 2014

No comment

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For a Few Dollars More
B
Per qualche dollaro in più
Sergio Leone — 1965
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè
Thursday 11 September 2014

No comment

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United 93
A
Paul Greengrass — 2006
David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas
Wednesday 10 September 2014

No comment

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Blackfish
A
Gabriela Cowperthwaite — 2013
Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg
Saturday 16 August 2014

No comment

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Searching for Sugar Man
A
Malik Bendjelloul — 2012
Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey
Saturday 16 August 2014

No comment

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Get Him to the Greek
C
Nicholas Stoller — 2010
Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss
Tuesday 12 August 2014

No comment

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The Notebook
D
Nick Cassavetes — 2004
Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Monday 11 August 2014

No comment

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The Thing
C
John Carpenter — 1982
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Sunday 10 August 2014

No comment

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The Raid 2
D
Serbuan maut 2: Berandal
Gareth Evans — 2014
Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra
Monday 28 July 2014

No comment

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About Time
D
Richard Curtis — 2013
Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Sunday 27 July 2014

No comment

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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
D
Lars von Trier — 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin
Sunday 27 July 2014

No comment

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Life of Pi
B
Ang Lee — 2012
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
Sunday 6 July 2014

No comment

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Paris, je t'aime
C
Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant — 2006
Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier
Tuesday 24 June 2014

No comment

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Secretary
E
Steven Shainberg — 2002
James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies
Tuesday 24 June 2014

No comment

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Sólo con Tu Pareja
B
Sólo con tu pareja
Alfonso Cuarón — 1991
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza
Sunday 22 June 2014

No comment

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Drive
A
Nicolas Winding Refn — 2011
Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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What Lies Beneath
C
Robert Zemeckis — 2000
Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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The Insider
A
Michael Mann — 1999
Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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The Birds
B
Alfred Hitchcock — 1963
Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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Modern Times
B
Charles Chaplin — 1936
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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City Lights
B
Charles Chaplin — 1931
Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Monday 16 June 2014

No comment

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Shotgun Stories
A
Jeff Nichols — 2007
Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs
Sunday 15 June 2014

No comment

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Pain & Gain
B
Michael Bay — 2013
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Saturday 14 June 2014

First Michael Bay’s escape of his Transformers franchise jail. The mix of comedy / action / crime genres is clearly the most suited for his style.

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War of the Worlds
A
Steven Spielberg — 2005
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins
Friday 13 June 2014

No comment

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Elysium
D
Neill Blomkamp — 2013
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
Monday 9 June 2014

No comment

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The Wizard of Oz
F
Victor Fleming — 1939
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Monday 9 June 2014

After 30 minutes I started watching it in x4 speed so that I could finish it under one hour. This catalog of magic mumbo jumbo trash wasn’t worth any more of my time.

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The Chumscrubber
C
Arie Posin — 2005
Jamie Bell, Allison Janney, Rory Culkin
Wednesday 4 June 2014

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Monsters University
B
Dan Scanlon — 2013
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Monday 2 June 2014

This is funny and well-crafted overall, but it depends too much on its predecessor to really be a remarkable, stand-alone movie.

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Brave
B
Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell — 2012
Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Monday 2 June 2014

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A Bug's Life
B
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton — 1998
Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Monday 2 June 2014

Joke time: spiders are the only type of web developers that like to find bugs. Tssssh bam.

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The Lunchbox
B
Dabba
Ritesh Batra — 2013
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Friday 30 May 2014

No comment

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Napoleon Dynamite
B
Jared Hess — 2004
Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Friday 30 May 2014

No comment

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What Women Want
C
Nancy Meyers — 2000
Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei
Friday 30 May 2014

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Rear Window
A
Alfred Hitchcock — 1954
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
Friday 30 May 2014

I admire James Stewart’s character and the stoicism and seriousness with which he ponders the implications of marriage when the woman in question is played by Grace Kelly.

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Monsieur Lazhar
B
Philippe Falardeau — 2011
Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron
Thursday 29 May 2014

No comment

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Battleship
A
Peter Berg — 2012
Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
Thursday 29 May 2014

No comment

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The Class
C
Entre les murs
Laurent Cantet — 2008
François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio
Thursday 29 May 2014

No comment

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Sinister
C
Scott Derrickson — 2012
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Saturday 24 May 2014

No comment

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We Need to Talk About Kevin
D
Lynne Ramsay — 2011
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Wednesday 21 May 2014

No comment

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Insidious
F
James Wan — 2010
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
Sunday 18 May 2014

No comment

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Side Effects
B
Steven Soderbergh — 2013
Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law
Saturday 17 May 2014

No comment

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Romancing the Stone
C
Robert Zemeckis — 1984
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
Thursday 8 May 2014

No comment

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Rush
B
Ron Howard — 2013
Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
Wednesday 7 May 2014

No comment

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Noah
B
Darren Aronofsky — 2014
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins
Wednesday 7 May 2014

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The Host
F
Andrew Niccol — 2013
Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel
Wednesday 7 May 2014

This film has been written for the screen and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, Lord of War). I can’t believe this. What the actual fuck has happened. Had someone checked on him?

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Captain America: The First Avenger
D
Joe Johnston — 2011
Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson
Wednesday 7 May 2014

No comment

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
B
Steven Spielberg — 1977
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr
Wednesday 7 May 2014

No comment

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Jarhead
B
Sam Mendes — 2005
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black
Wednesday 2 April 2014

No comment

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Revolutionary Road
B
Sam Mendes — 2008
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald
Sunday 30 March 2014

No comment

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
E
Stephen Chbosky — 2012
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Thursday 20 March 2014

No comment