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  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Love how this movie is packed full of drama, but never really plays it that way. It just plays it as life. One scene that is fun and humorous is edited and played the same as another that involves dark emotions. I also love the performances, everyone gives an incredible detailed performance with a lot of layers. The ending is dark and tough but at the same time it ends with a lot of beauty, almost like we can see this but he can't. We see all the places he's been but he's not there. He doesn't see the beauty in these places.

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    A great piece of art and family drama with an interesting motif of the posters image that works as the films metaphor for the modern Russian family/political system/man. Ending extremely cold and almost detached from the rest of the films emotional core, Leviathan left me cold. But there's so much to chew on and spectacular filmmaking at play that the ending doesn't sour the sweetness too much.

    The director takes many of Tarkovsky's magic, including impeccably designed compositions and the…

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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…