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  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear 1991

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2016 1

    Pretty ludicrous, but in a Hitchcock/De Palma sort of way. The way in which a heightened approach to everything reveals blunt truths and symbols, something filmmakers rarely if ever do today. Justice, vengeance and the value of a man's life are all at stake here, and while the battle is fraught with implausible silliness, it's also kind of a thrill. Not top tier Scorsese by any stretch, but certainly worth ones time.

  • Casino

    Casino 1995

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2016

    Scorsese's sucker punch.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014 3

    Either Damien Chazelle is a failed musician OR he's an old world, stodgy judge at brass band competitions who is probably also a failed musician. In reality, he's a film director and he's made one of the most frustrating films of 2014.

    Whiplash is the by-product of music being stripped of it's creativity, innovation and soul. It's a film about a young man who strives for excellence in an environment that praises technical proficiency and exactness over humanity and the…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz 1979

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2016 2

    Destroyed me. One of those films where, after seeing it, all you can do is beat yourself up for not having seen it earlier. Scathing, joyous, reflective, reflexive. It's everything that is great about cinema, and therefore, life.