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  • Tenebre

    Tenebre 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Oct, 2016 2

    Maybe Argento's most self-reflexive work. A series of Macguffins buried under a pile of red herrings.

  • My Scientology Movie

    My Scientology Movie 2015

    ★★½ Watched 09 Oct, 2016

    Louis Theroux is an excellent observationalist and interviewer. Sensitive, natural and cunningly calculated. But what he attempts here with his time specific, Act of Killing-esque recreations of moments in the private history of Scientology are kind of misguided and uneventful. The real insight here is the oscillating personality of Marty Rathbun and the realization that any public condemnation of the church can only come from figures like him; scarred, embittered and angry. Truth is in the eye of the beholder, even if the eye sits in a pyramid.

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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.