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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Aug, 2016

    “It’s the tide. It’s the dismal tide. It is not the one thing.”

    Includes elements that are present in so many other Coen Brothers movies — misguided ambitions, cruel fate, unexplainable evil, and a struggle for sense and decency in an indifferent, chaotic world. But none of it is funny here.

  • Breakaway

    Breakaway 1966

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2016

    Amazed no one’s ripped this off yet. Music video by way of art film (or vice-versa), it’s as exciting and captivating as any five minutes of moviemaking that you’re likely to see in any genre.

    Take the advice of Cinema Scope's Chuck Stevens:

    As a matter of fact, just go watch Breakaway right now, five times, all the way through, before you do anything else with your life. Right now. Yes, it’s urgent. The rest of cinema can wait.

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  • Superman

    Superman 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Nov, 2011

    Christopher Reeve, goddammit.

    Also, I actually appreciate the preposterous ending more as I get older. (Maybe as much as I enjoyed it when I was a kid.) It's not sci-fi, it's myth.

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

    Watched 27 Nov, 2011

    A movie featuring a team of mutant super-assassins hunting down Wolverine … And it sucks? Nice job, assfaces.