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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Nov, 2015

    Things I really like about this movie:

    — The way he creates menace from lighting a pipe, eating strudel, playing a drinking game, fitting a shoe.

    — The way wacky accents and gruesome brutality occur within minutes of each other.

    — The way cruelty is matched by cruelty on both sides (but we still root heartily for the Americans).

    — And the way the movie uses the movie-within-the-movie to show how perceptions can reverse or twist in the space of a close-up or edit.

    Maybe it shoulda won an Oscar. But, seriously, who still gives a crap about the Oscars?

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2015

    Watched this again after reading Walter Tevis’s novel, which is imaginative, dark, strange.

    But if Tevis is a kook, Roeg is kookier.

    Guess we'll see what the Bowie/Walsh/van Hove take on the further adventures of Thomas Jerome Newton is like.

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  • 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.

  • 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.