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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    What makes us human is what makes us survive. They don't send robots because robots can't improvise. They can't make decisions based on emotions like fear, desperation, hope, and, strangely enough for a Christopher Nolan movie, love.

    Interstellar stresses the importance of love in a way that is becoming more common in film. It's not just the romantic love that's important, but also the familial. It's not just love that's important, it's all those emotions that set us apart from…

  • Carrie 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Nov, 2014

    A much less subtle interpretation of Stephen King's text where everything comes off as exaggerated and noisy. While it may not be as effective as Brian DePalma's masterpiece (it is hard not to make the comparison), Kimberly Peirce's Carrie still retains some of the core values and musters impressive ends to Carrie's aggressors. While the CG telekinetic effects are unremarkable, Carrie's vengeance is wholly satisfying. Even so, the comically unnuanced cast makes it hard not to laugh, but not enough for it to be appreciated ironically.

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.