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  • Fathom 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    Substanceless but surprisingly fun and charming Bond-esque adventure driven by the lovely Raquel Welch whose unsubtle acting style fits the tone of the movie perfectly. Villains could have been more over the top though.

  • Lawrence of Arabia 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 6

    To appreciate Lawrence of Arabia to the fullest I think you have to be a male teenager with a soft spot for adventure sagas, yet one that has patience and doesn't demand constant action. If you happen to be one of those, then the film will likely blow your mind. Older audiences however may wish it had more depth. But even if it plays like a reality-based Indy Jones variation, also as an adult I found the film to be…

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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.