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  • Hustle & Flow

    Hustle & Flow 2005

    Watched 16 Apr, 2015

    I'm conflicted about 'Hustle & Flow'. On the one hand, director Craig Brewer does a pretty fantastic job of immersing us in the world of these characters and the poorer parts of town during an unbearably warm Memphis summer. Brewer is a longtime Memphis resident, so that might have something to do with this. He crafts a movie that is almost always entertaining, and very committed to its main character and its themes of redemption on the face of impossibility.

    The…

  • Domino

    Domino 2005

    Watched 14 Apr, 2015

    It took a lot of people -myself included- way too long to realize that, out of the two Scott brothers, Tony was the more interesting auteur. While Ridley has made a career out of coasting on the goodwill of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner', Tony was at the forefront of pushing a certain filmmaking style to its limits. And 'Domino' seems to be the culmination of said push.

    If you thought Michael Bay movies couldn't be more chaotic and mindless, it's…

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  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2015

    There is so much to unpack here. The only thing I know so far is that I loved watching it, and that I will watch it again at least a couple of times.

  • Munich

    Munich 2005

    Watched 18 Mar, 2015 2

    "There is no peace at the end of this"

    Easily Spielberg's best since 'Schindler's List', and comfortably among his best period. I'm not a huge fan of the famous sex scene towards the end, but otherwise a sober and rather daring take on an incredibly delicate topic. You wouldn't expect Spielberg to be as neutral as he is here, but he proves to be a deeply humanist filmmaker.

    He is also a master of his craft, and it shows in…