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  • Men in War 1957

    ★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    Men in War is an attempt at telling a serious story of the horrors of war, but due to poorly defined characters and average execution across the board, following a band of American soldiers making their way through a hostile Korean environment becomes a wholly unengaging, non-emotional journey.

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985

    ★★★★ Added

    While the two first Mad Max films are appalling tales of survival violence, the third is told in a more kid friendly tone, to the point it partially feels like a children's film. Starting in the desert, continuing in the forest/desert and then going back to the desert again to end in the destroyed city of Sydney, it reminds me of The Return of the Jedi; Tina Turner is a slim, mobile Jabba the Hutt and the children of the…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jan, 2013 4

    Wes Anderson's films are known primarily as Wes Anderson films, which is not very surprising seeing as he has developed his very own style, consisting of symmetrical colorful photography/art direction infused with sweet sounding pop songs, a combination that it takes mere seconds to recognize as distinctly andersonsonian. When looking back it's clear though that it was Anderson and Owen Wilson as a pair that had something really special going in the late 90s and early 00s. It was their…

  • Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2010 4

    What begins as a classic fairy tale with rivalry between noble, overly sensitive ballerina and a free-spirited dancing partner, guilt-inducing mother and a character that resembles an evil queen with cruel intentions (Cassel's dirty minded instructor), derails via the more mature themes of personality disorder, sexuality and mutation, slowly and steadily into a beautifully controlled, complex mess. Neither Portman nor Aronofsky has ever been better.