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  • Amores Perros 2000

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    Really good. Love how each of the three stories overlap and interweave.
    All three stories drew me in, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be El Chivo's. That may be because I liked him best of all the characters, of course. Emilio Echevarria, I salute you.

    Also, holy transformation scene, Batman!

    This film in three adjectives? Dark, funny (in places), and touching.

  • The Secret in Their Eyes 2009

    ★★★★ Added

    Part murder mystery, part love story, part commentary on the Argentinian justice system, this story of a man revisiting a case he worked on before his retirement for the purposes of writing a novel (OR IS IT) is not so much about the overall story as it is about the individual scenes (particularly memorable are the scene where his crush goads the suspect in the hopes of getting a confession, the football match sequence, the scene in the lift and…

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  • Oblivion 2013

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2013

    "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

    I wanted to be so much more impressed by and engaged with this film than I was. Honestly, rather than gasping at the supposed twists, I was gasping at the sudden and unexpected appearance of Jaime Lannister. That and the blatant Matrix plagiarising. Though the HAL-esque drones were good.

    Also, the ending...WHUT.

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    Good adaptation of the book, great pairing of Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, gorier than I remembered, probably not a date movie.

    Special mention to Carrie Coon as Margo.