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  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★★½

    This one has a better twist and Tobin Bell gives a genuinely good performance, but this thing is over-edited to hell and back. Needle pit scene still freaks me out. Might be better than the first one when it’s all said and done.

  • Saw

    Saw

    ★★★½

    Really well done for the type of film it is.

    As many people have a said on here ad nauseam, it’s a movie with a lot of conversations about events that already happened, but why it works is because a lot of ground is covered without overcooking the premise. Mainly on visual standpoint, the grimy look rocks for this, as does the wacky cutting between reactions. James Wan’s style is all over this, and it’s fun to see the inception…

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Me: "I love you."

    Empire Strikes Back: "I know."

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.