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  • All About Ah-Long

    All About Ah-Long 1989

    Rewatched 08 Jul, 2015

    An often upsetting and moving picture from To, All About Ah-Long is almost a challenge to watch at times but if you persevere it's so incredibly rewarding. And the ending is just devastating.

    For fans of To's exquisite use of spaces, check out his use of the theme of ascension in this film. So many interesting examples but the real stand-out is the scene in which Porky arrives in the hotel to meet his mother. A sequence that conveys so much without a single line of dialogue.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    It's like everyone involved in making Jurassic World decided to fight the corporatisation and commercialisation of culture from within but then just entirely gave up.

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  • Bitter Lake

    Bitter Lake 2015

    Watched 26 Jan, 2015 2

    Think I'm going to go long on this soon, but for now here is a list of the songs on the soundtrack that I caught:

    Burial - Come Down To Us
    Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place
    David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers
    KanYe West - Runaway ft. Push T
    Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries
    Cliff Martinez - Kick Your Teeth
    Pye Corner Audio - Electronic Rhythm Number Three
    Burial - Dog Shelter
    Burial - In Mcdonalds
    This Mortal Coil - The Lacemaker
    Burial - Dog Shelter
    The House in the Woods - Sunlight On Rusting Hulk

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    Very different to the first but easily as good, albeit at times for very different reasons.

    Such an insanely positive film. But never in a way that grates. It's kind of beautiful.

    So many technical aspects that deserve excessive praise too. Just the sequence in the "Queens'" house deserves an Oscar for cinematography, but there's so much sublime craft throughout.

    Also, Tatum's talents as a dancer are extraordinary. Going to seek out Step Up now.