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  • Company: A Musical Comedy

    Company: A Musical Comedy 2008

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 May, 2015

    Usually a staged version of a musical feels stuffy, confined, but because of the unique staging and use of instrumentation, not to mention a great cast, this is about as good as a filmed version of a stage show gets.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 May, 2015

    A "holy crap", "wow" piece of entertainment that is at once brilliant, entertaining, all-encompassing, and filled with sharp ideas and characters, and a feminist manifesto that is almost as strong as anything in mainstream entertainment. It won't get much better than this in 2015.

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  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2012 6

    I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but above all I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man just like you." – Lancaster Dodd

    Much like his character Mr. Dodd, Paul Thomas Anderson seems to be hopelessly inquisitive, and thus a confounding, enigmatic auteur and artist… which makes it hard to believe he is a big name Hollywood director. Take away Terrence Malick, and he’s probably the closest director Hollywood has that has not…

  • Russian Ark

    Russian Ark 2002

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 May, 2012

    Its technical achievement is stupendous: 95 minutes, one shot. What it manages to say in that 95 minutes may be even greater as it manages to capture the ideas of life, existence, art, death, history being in the past, moving on, moving forward all within its images, camera movements, and dialogue between our unshown narrator and the man in black guide. It's a extraordinary film, one that deserves to rank amongst the greatest in cinema for its technical mastery which matches its grandiose representation of ideas. This is what great film/art is about.