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  • T.R. Baskin 1971

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    Having recently moved to Chicago, a lost young woman struggles to find her feet and get some kind of social life going in the big city. Through wining and dining, she meets new people; some disappointing, some potential friends or perhaps even partners, who she socializes with for the duration of the movie. It's not easy to make a film that heavily relies on the spoken words of a set of rather ordinary characters compelling, but thanks mainly to Hyams'…

  • The Wind and the Lion 1975

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Sep, 2014

    The stand out features of The Wind and the Lion; the interesting depiction of jihadists and the beauty of quite the hottie Candice Bergen, isn't enough to make the two hour long, often slow and unfocused, at best mildly entertaining political action drama a recommended one.

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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.