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  • Parade of the Planets 1984

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Multilayered anti-war meditation Parade of the Planets urges its audience to value friendship over borders and manages to be poetic while at the time very accessible and easy to take to one's heart.

  • The Rover 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    There are no zombies in The Rover, at least none that we can see, nor does it contain a young girl that needs to be protected until the end, but many other things about it remind me of the game The Last of Us which for the record is the most absorbing post-apocalyptic story I've experienced to date. From the quiet, semi-psychotic hero and the desolate world of merciless killers, to how scenes are set up and played out, turns…

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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.