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  • Spring Breakers 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2014

    I'd really like to see a sequel where Selena Gomez's character returns the next year with her grandmother.

  • Assault on Precinct 13 1976

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014 3

    I've always liked Assault on Precinct 13, but it really clicked with me this time. Carpenter does as strong a job of creating a sense of atmosphere creating what my friend Jason calls a "One Crazy Night" movie in a fixed location as he would with Halloween two years later. I particularly appreciated how, early in the movie, he gets maximum production value out of his low budget by having the exposition scenes mostly take place between characters riding in…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 7

    One of my fondest moviegoing memories is the collective groan a frustrated opening weekend audience let out as Stanley Kubrick's elusive final film cut to black. It's a fair response, as Eyes Wide Shut deliberately upends our expectations; it's a movie that was sold on the promise of raunchy sex scenes featuring its then-married leads, but while there's plenty of skin throughout the film, the sex is as cold and alien as Crash (the Ballard book/Cronenberg film). I've heard a…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Oct, 2012 2

    Took a break from horror to watch this last night with a friend who hadn't seen it; at the end, she said that it was very sweet. It was the fourth time I've watched Drive, and it struck me this time how much it's a film about loneliness. All of the audacious style, every beautifully composed shot, the incredible action sequences and moments of shocking violence, the amazing soundtrack, everything that makes Drive so memorable hinges on two characters, divided…