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  • The Blair Witch Project 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    It's kind of sad that the big trend-setting example of a style is the best showcase for that style. But no found footage film to have come down the pipeline in the fifteen years since Blair Witch has even come close to it.

    As vicious as it is subtle and patient. Dread builds more from the character's convincing bickering as much as it does from mysterious stone cairns and hanging wicker figures.

    What surprised me is that the movie constantly…

  • Play It Again, Sam 1972

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2014 1

    The modern man confronts the old ideal of a man. In case you had any doubt of how far ahead of the curve / pioneering Allen was, his character here could easily be swapped with any indie romcom protagonist and you wouldn't notice. Though most of them wouldn't be nearly as funny in their self-effacement.

    We measure ourselves against the standards set by society. Humphrey Bogart is snowballed into a cartoonish amalgamation of all his best-known roles, and hectors Allen…

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