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  • In a Glass Cage 1987

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Color of Money 1986

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2014

    Aside from the great performances from Newman and Mastrantonio there's no reason to choose to watch The Color of Money over a real billiards tournament, since so much of it is made up of shots of the game being played in a way that's much less exciting than the real deal. The pool scenes quickly start to feel repetitious and pointless, as the director fails to infuse them with any sort of dramatic energy. There's an endless amount of players…

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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.