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  • The Third Man

    The Third Man 1949

    ★★★ Watched 04 Apr, 2016

    Film #61 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.

    Another classic film noir for Week 29 of the Season Challenge. This one's an intriguing mystery set in post-WWII Austria. There's enough style, suspense and interesting twists and turns to keep the viewer engaged. Once again it's Orson Welles that steals the show.

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep 1946

    ★★★ Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    Film #60 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16.

    A film noir with fine performances by Bogart and Bacall and great dialogue. The plot was hard to follow, although there were some distractions that clearly affected my enjoyment of the film (or the lack of it). Proper concentration just might be the key, and I might have to watch this again to say if I really liked it or not.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2014 9

    A classic. One of the greatest westerns of all time. One of the coolest films ever made.

    The last thirty minutes are just out of this world...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2015

    What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.