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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015 4

    "Ride eternal, shiny and chrome!" - Immortan Joe

    Game over, guys.

    We have a winner.

    George Miller returns to his flawed cult franchise and has 20 years to think about how he's going to carry off something along the lines of a sequel and a reboot. He opts for neither, simply putting Fury Road in the ever-continuing adventures of Max, barely bogging it down with any backstory or alienation towards the uninitiated. The result is a pure action movie, a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Oct, 2015 5

    "I thought you weren't insane anymore?"

    Watching this with subtitles is an absolute linguistic revelation.

    "Kamakrazee War-Boys!"
    Good to see George Miller has taken some of Joss Whedon's sampling of Asian languages in his film's kray-z dystopic world.

    "We fang it!"
    I've no idea what that means, but I guess it means to stab at something with your vehicle as fast as humanly possible.

    "I should be walking with the Immorta. McFeasting with the heroes of all time."
    YOU MEAN IMMORTAN JOE KNOWS ABOUT MCDONALD'S?
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Absolutely Immortan bant.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 May, 2015

    "Witness me!"

    Essentially just a series of the most awesome blood-drunk moments George Miller (and not you, because he's better than you) could think of, strung together over two lean hours.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Dec, 2015

    "You're sitting on 2,000 horsepower of nitro-boosted war machine."

    To this day, I honestly do not know how Charlize Theron says that line without bursting into laughter/tears with how painfully bad-ass it is.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jun, 2015

    "By my deeds, I honour him...V8!"

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2014 34

    "Did he just throw my cat out of the window?" - Deputy Kovacs

    If there's one thing that The Grand Budapest Hotel cements, it’s the fact that no one makes movies quite like Wes Anderson. From the OCD symmetrical shooting style to the random occurrences in his unique worlds, there are no other cinematic experiences quite like Wes'. And with the confirmation of his consistency with 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, it seems Wes' supporters have given him free-reign over his next…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2014

    "'The plot thickens', so they say. Why is that, by the way? Is it the Soup Metaphor?" - Gustave H.

    Wes Anderson is the master of his domain. No one dares to make films like him. They know they will fail if they try. He balances fear and respect. The ultimate auteur.

    Sure, there are undoubtedly better directors out there than him (I can think of another Anderson, actually...), but there are none like him. The unexpected dialogue tangents, the…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Aug, 2014

    "The incidents that follow were described to me exactly as I present them here and in a wholly unexpected way. A number of years ago, while suffering from a mild case of 'Scribe's Fever', a form of neurasthenia common among the intelligentsia of that time, I decided to spend the month of August in the spa town of Nebelsbad below the Alpine Sudetenwaltz, and had taken up rooms in the Grand Budapest, a picturesque, elaborate, and once widely celebrated establishment.…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2014

    "Let me introduce you. Pinky, Wolf, Ludwig, this is the divine Zero.
    Gunther was slain in the catacombs."
    - M. Gustave

    For a film as mannered and clinical as it is, it's incredibly how warm and fuzzy it makes you feel inside.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jun, 2015

    "While questing once in noble wood of gray, medieval pine,
    I came upon a tomb, rain-slick'd, rubbed-cool,
    Ethereal, its inscription long-vanished, yet still within its melancholy fissures-"

    Can't work out whether I prefer Romantic Poetry: Volume 1 or Awesome Mix: Vol. 1.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Dec, 2014

    "You've got a wonderful line, Ludwig, this shows great artistic promise!" - M. Gustave

    This film ain't no two-bit hoosegow.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2015 4

    "Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?"

    Just about the most pulse-pounding film ever. Chazelle has not only made the best sports film in recent memory, but he's done the nigh-on impossible; he's filmed music. Whiplash's rhythm and pace is a staggering sight to behold, the camera practically dancing between the instruments, up them, down them and around them. It really gives the term 'musical' a new lease of life.

    Rewatching Simmons' ebbing and flowing sincerity and severity is also an absolute pleasure; he may be playing about three notes in total, but it's a pitch-perfect performance.