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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    Do forgive what must—given its widespread adoration by everyone, ever—seem like silly contratianism for contratianism's sake, but I'm really convinced at this stage that I must just be No Fun Whatsoever. Doubtlessly Miller's something of a treasure for so wholeheartedly committing to action that's actively fucking bonkers, and I won't for a second suggest his shredding-through-a-sandstorm sensibility isn't refreshing to see in the same auditorium I've watched so much sterile blockbuster cinema of late, but between the front-loaded frame rate…

  • The Second Game

    The Second Game 2014

    ★★½ Watched 13 May, 2015

    Have all the time in the world for Porumboiu, but there's about ten minutes of allegorical anecdote here stretched across the space of ninety minutes of football, which—now—is the most sport I've ever watched all at once. It is beyond me to understand how people find football interesting, but demonstrably they do—chief among them Porumboiu Sr, who seems to enjoy this so much he just stops talking for moments on end. Nice idea. Very little more.

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void 2009

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2012 20

    Certain films you love because they touch you personally. Others you love because they tell a story so gripping you feel part of it yourself. Some you love for their part in shaping you as a cinephile, even as a person. Then there are the handful of films you love simply because you must love: because they represent so bold an authorial vision, so striking a view of the world, so wholly unique a perspective on life through cinema, that…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies 2000

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Sep, 2012 15

    Why do I hold Werckmeister Harmonies aloft as the greatest film I have ever seen? A huge part of it, admittedly, and the thing that makes me think it will remain my favourite film to the day I die, is its profound personal relevance. I first saw the film about 5 years ago now, at a time when my interest in cinema was in the very very earliest stages of blossoming. It blew me away. Takes that long, images that…