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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928

    Watched 16 Apr, 2014 3

    A Classic a Week: #1

    If there is a view of cinema I have that will never change it is this: There is no image a filmmaker can craft that is more powerful than that of the human face. It is an image one can see a thousand times and still draw the same effect each and every time. Never does Harry Lime not look mysteriously cool when the light hits and he's first introduced in The Third Man. Never…

  • The Legend of Hercules 2014

    Watched 15 Apr, 2014 3

    There's a pretty decent movie hiding under this.

    There's some interesting play with old mythological/Greek drama archetypes. Although, the story is confused as to whether it wants to be an Immortals-esque mythology kind of film or a Spartacus stylized "historical" fiction (and nevermind that it's clear nobody involved in this has ever read anything about myth OR history).

    There's some interesting character dynamics going on here as well. Although the film's awful script is satisfied with just being a sped…

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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.