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  • The Magic of Ordinary Days 2005

    ★★★ Watched 12 Mar, 2014

    Sweet, quaint and surprisingly restrained, but it feels like a lot has been glossed over from the novel.

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Mar, 2014

    The film lives up to its controversy. It's, at times, a stunning piece and, at other times, just feels stunted. The writing for the most part can be terrific, the acting is more than superb, but it's with his sex scenes where Kechiche just takes you out of it. Because it's directed by a man, they felt unnatural, porn-like, and, for the most part, exploitative. I felt invested in every sense of their relationship except the sexual, which did not feel romantic, just lustful.

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  • 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 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.