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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2015

    I had a serious moment with this film tonight. The Antonioni alienation, Japan, life's crossroads, Jesus and Mary Chain, Bill Murray, Japanese surfers, existential crisis, My Bloody Valentine, the Coppola dynasty, visits to Kyoto on the shinkansen. It's one of the greats of our millennium.

  • Tokyo Tribe

    Tokyo Tribe 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2015

    I'm not sure what mark Sono was going for here, but he surely missed it.

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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…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    A total crowd pleaser. There hasn't been a film in the cinema this consistently hilarious in a few years. A true joy.