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  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket 1959

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    A very straightforward character thriller. Short, sweet and to the point, with excellent cinematography and sound design, Pickpocket doesn't pretend to show any moral agenda or make any kind of political or societal statement. It simply exists to show a man who develops a skill, giving himself a fair shot at attempting to find purpose in an uncaring, constantly moving world. Bresson succeeds in this task despite inconsistent acting and the barebones nature of the script.

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    More than just surprisingly faithful impressions of Christian Bale's Batman, Southpaw features characters in the most extreme corners of masculinity fighting both for and against their egos, their passions, their addictions. With a narrative that holds no punches (zing. ) and isn't afraid to show its characters suffering unimaginable emotional torment, the audacity of Southpaw's tortuous scenes are complimented and pretty well carried out by the fantastic cast. Gyllenhaal continues to show his amazing acting range, Forest Whitaker takes on…

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jul, 2015

    After I saw Mad Max: Fury Road a couple times, I wondered if upon the second watch, I would find it to dethrone my favorite film of the year thus far, Ex Machina. Upon the second watch, I've got to say that it does not. This is still the smartest, best shot, best acted, and well directed sci-fi film I've seen since Her. Still loving it.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.