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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 May, 2015

    My review of the movie - I could've easily gone on for another 1,000 words.

  • The Double

    The Double 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 May, 2015

    One of those pretty good movies that leaves me with the hope that its director will eventually make a great one. It feels a bit slight considering the source material, but it's funny, with inspired art direction and sound design, and ultimately moving in a way that's hard to pinpoint.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    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

    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…