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  • Beauty and the Beast 1991

    Watched 30 Aug, 2014 1

    **Part of the Best Picture Project**

    In which the villagers are portrayed as dumb know nothings and the aristocrats are noble characters. Nothing but bourgeois propaganda!

    ...

    I kid.

    It's hard for me to make arguments in favor of CG animation over traditional animation when this film still looks crisp and fresh 23 years later and something like Shark Tale makes me want to vomit just looking at a screenshot let alone a clip.

    I wish the rental disc I…

  • Bugsy 1991

    Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    **Part of the Best Picture Project**

    I almost don't believe the Barry Levinson that made Rain Man made this as well. Rain Man's simple aesthetic worked in its own way, but by contrast the life and world of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is one of old Hollywood glitz and glamour. Where everything has a romantic tinge to it, and life is a fantasy.

    Yet watch Levinson's Bugsy and you get a film that perfectly catches the delusion of Siegel's life. One…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 28

    Fucking Benihana.

    Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:

    -Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.

    -This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.

    -"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"

    -"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."

    -Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.

    -It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…

  • 2012 2009

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    So now this film's existence is awkward.