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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    A solid, extremely well put together chamber piece about our lack of privacy and the ramifications of that.

    The themes of manipulation, privacy and biblical implications play insanely well in Ex Machina. The stuff that didn't sit well with me were some character stuff. I thought Gleeson was good, and I'm glad Garland and Gleeson didn't make his character into a nervous seen-it-before nerd out of place. But Gleeson just didn't have a chance acting against Oscar Isaac who is…

  • Sid & Nancy

    Sid & Nancy 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    A terrifying look into anarchy, heroin addiction and fucked up relationships, Sid and Nancy turns all of this into a beautiful sort of epic poem. There are incredible images in this film, from a slow motion shot of trash falling in front of Sid in an alley, or Nancy, covered in blood, walking up brightly lit stairs to meet Sid. I would have liked it a lot if not for my true hatred of Nancy not helped any by Chloe…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2013 4

    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…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2012 43

    Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.

    Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was…