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  • The Fisher King

    The Fisher King 1991

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2016

    I've always been on the fence about Gilliam's filmmaking, he has his diehard supporters and has made a couple of really good films but I've never really felt anything special while watching his films. But the Fisher King is an out and out masterpiece with Gilliam as the ringleader who corrals everyone and everything and distills it into a magnificent, textured dramatic heart tugger. I have been converted.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    An extremely enjoyable and freakishly clever hundred minute romp through a strange and unique world. The film barrels ahead to the beat of it's own drum as quiet oddball characters start to show their true colors and develop into really well rounded human beings. The script is undeniably witty and very tight but the direction and editing does let the story and the characters breathe a little. The film rides a thin line and at any moment it could've turned…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2013 7

    I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…

  • Gummo

    Gummo 1997

    ★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2013 6

    What the Fuck
    What the Fuck

    Cracking Shuck
    Holy Donald Duck

    Smelly Truck
    Youthful Puck

    Hair that's growing out of your back
    Kids that say the darndest things.

    Poop.

    Crepes. With bananas and asparagus.
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    Spaceships blasting 409 on a chevy nova.




    Gummo is about 100 times more bizarre than what you have just read.