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  • Anne of the Thousand Days

    Anne of the Thousand Days 1969

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2015

    An adaptation of a Broadway play Anne of the Thousand Days is a high quality film/filmed theatre hybrid, an all around solid, great looking production where all cast members contribute strong performances. Bujold is a cut above the rest however, as Anne Boleyn, a woman of strength even before she has married king Henry VIII, she's utterly phenomenal. Using her eyes and face to express a broad spectrum of vibrant emotions with a deep, exact intensity, she steals every scene…

  • Till Marriage Do Us Part

    Till Marriage Do Us Part 1974

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2015

    A sex comedy of sorts poking fun at upper class hypocrisy/behaviour and the romantic genre as a whole, while celebrating feelings of sexual desire in a breezy, semi-farcical manner. The ironic core idea is interesting and nicely executed in a number of ways, but the film is ultimately too focused on showcasing the physical features of lead beauty Laura Antonelli, exploiting those whenever possible instead of offering brainy, well-written jokes. Impressive though they may be, her looks do not a movie make.

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    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

    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.