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  • Fury 2014

    Watched 18 Oct, 2014 3

    I've often talked about how WWII movies, along with sports films, are the easiest to make. The world building is pretty much already there, you know who the good guys and the bad guys are, and any moral relativity is pretty easy to play with afterwards. Usually all WWII movies from an American perspective have the same structure: Men have mission, men go on mission, some men die in mission, a few survive, mission accomplished.

    While the approach that "War…

  • Window Water Baby Moving 1959

    Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    So much to dissect here. The quiet intimacy of a couple combined with the cold and clinical nature of birth. An ephemeral moment(s?) and the big day that no one will forget. The cycle of life in two distinct scenes, all meshed together in one. Brakhage was born, his daughter Myrenna is born, and now he is dead. His circle ends. Another begins.

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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.