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  • Countdown 1968

    ★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    As a first, without having neither history nor genra behind him, I think Countdown does a good job illustrating how a moon-landing might take place. A full year ahead of the actual landing.

    It's not a very exiting film, to tell the truth. The only tension achieved are that between Caan and Duvall, and even that isn't explored or developed fully. The rest, even the landing itself, is surprisingly boring.

    Also, it's a film that doesn't feel Altmanesque. It feels…

  • California Split 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2014

    A hidden gem of Altman's, this. Rather hard to come by, had to find a used copy in the US.

    Gould and Segal are excellent as notorious gamblers, on the brink of doom, as they act like children on and off the poker-table. As one who watched a lot of TV in the 90s, and now looking back, it's a shame to see what these actors, for some, are the guys from Friends and Blush! Someone hire these two for some good shit again, please!

    California Split it's a funny piece, it has a moral core, with Altman's touch... Just perfect.

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  • Rachel Getting Married 2008

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    This film was the decades biggest surprise for me. Just proves that the smallest of films can do the biggest of impacts. And much of it is thanks to Anne Hathaway, who delivers the role of a lifetime.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    His locations are stunning, his symmetry intriguing. His cameos are great fun, his humour great. The oddness of it all is fantastic. It's cartoonish quality. It's grainy feel. It's dated, yet undated settings.

    It feel like an amazing photograph, taken in a time before my own, with qualities lost for ever, but of magic fabric.

    Like looking at your parents wedding pictures, faded and sepia-tainted by time. From sometime in the 70s.

    The only thing I would want from Anderson now was a more complex story. Not another mystery with child-like qualities.