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  • Cowboys & Aliens

    Cowboys & Aliens 2011

    ★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2016

    The Western backdrop added little if anything to this rather generic alien invasion film. That being said, I like it when they try. To fusion something else with a Western, that is. Exit Humanity is one example, Bone Tomahawk another. Those two added horror to the mix, and then of course there are - lots - of comedy attempts. Personally I look forward to HBO's Westworld.

  • Assault on Wall Street

    Assault on Wall Street 2013

    ★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2016 2

    None of this was ever mentioned in The Big Short.

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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…