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  • Day After Tomorrow

    Day After Tomorrow 1968

    ★★★ Added

    Spaghetti westerns like this were made by the dozen in the sixties. Where only a few made it to become commonly known and recognized as great pictures, flicks like this one are more or less forgotten or little known today. The plot in Uno dopo l'altro is more or less similar to Yojimbo (A Fistful of Dollars).
    A lone man rides into a town where the bank has been robbed for a large amount of gold. He joins up with…

  • Heartland

    Heartland 1979

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Apr, 2015 1

    Heartland tells the story of widow Elinore Randall, who together with her six year old daughter moves out to Burnt Fork, Wyoming to house-keep for a farmer. The year is 1912 and times are hard.

    Conchata Ferrell has had a great many supporting roles, here early in her career, she got the chance as leading actress and took good care of it. She is quite believable as the strong willed woman with ambitions for herself and her daughter. However, Rip…

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  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket 1987

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2012 14

    This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
    The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2012 5

    I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.

    Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a…