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  • Tim's Vermeer 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    "I've never used one of these before." - Tim Jenison using a chemicals mixer for the first time and finding a cure for all diseases.

    The best documentary made about unconventional artistic process since that episode of How's It Made I saw where they showed how q-tips were beautifully crafted.

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    Dull but inoffensively so. Worth watching just to see Stacey Keach show up for a single scene wearing makeup which makes him look like one of those troll brothers from Nothing But Trouble.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2013

    Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.

    Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 15 Nov, 2012 4

    INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT

    DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.

    RICK
    This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.

    Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…