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  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    Dallas Buyers Club is a film that will show you (if you happen to not already know this) that an Oscar win doesn't necessarily say that much about how good a performance actually is. Sometimes it instead seems to reflect the level of success of the lobbyists working behind the scenes. When choosing their candidates, members of the Academy often regard/have been swayed into regarding quite superficial physical transformation the highest form of acting; gain weight or lose it, uglify…

  • Delirious 1991

    ★★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    Following a car accident soap opera writer Jack Gable wakes up inside his own creation, where he has to deal with all the silly characters who exist in it. Once he has realized that he's able to alter the story from the inside by using a magical typewriter, he sets about manipulating the world, and himself, so he can impress his romantic interest. You shouldn't do that though, the film later informs the viewer - it's better to just stay…

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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.