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  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2016

    I am excited to see that Foxcatcher (and Killing Them Softly) cinematographer Greig Fraser is doing Rogue One. Foxcatcher is one gorgeous film.

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2016 2

    A Daniel Day-Lewis monologue is more cinematic than 200 million dollars worth of computer generated special effects.

  • Mystery Train

    Mystery Train 1989

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2016

    "Say, do you have any more of those Japanese plums, or any other exotic fruits from around the globe?"

    By the time you reach the end of this film, so much has happened, that you might as well just start the film over again.

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense 1984

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Nov, 2016

    The film is a 6/5 until the Tom Tom Club song takes the energy out of the show. It seems like a really weird choice to have the song there, and then follow it with Girlfriend is Better, which is the stand out number of the entire concert. The show really feels like this one thing, building energy and energy, and should have finished with Girlfriend is Better, and then gone into the Tom Tom Club song, and the final couple tracks, which feel disconnected from the rest of the concert.

  • Down by Law

    Down by Law 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Nov, 2016

    "I "ham" an innocent man."

    There is a lot good business going on in the scenes here. Like, when they end up sitting down at the table and eating the pasta at the end. There's this big bowl of pasta, and bread on the table, and Jack and Zack are just going to town on it. Zack is ripping up bread and dipping it in the sauce, then just grabs a hand full of noodles. Jack is sort of more…

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Nov, 2016

    "You know, it's come to someplace new, an'... and everything looks just the same."

    A film about three people in New York City doing nothing, who go to Cleveland and do nothing, and then go to Florida and do nothing.

  • Permanent Vacation

    Permanent Vacation 1980

    ★★★ Rewatched 18 Nov, 2016

    "Well, the only parts that I remember were, uh, the first part where he's...they're eating maggots, and the second part where the old lady tells the pregnant daughter, uh, that the first born, if it's a boy, um, they rub it with blubber for good luck, and the second if it's a girl, uh, they stuff snow in its mouth and kill it."

    An interesting film because of how much groundwork that gets laid for Jarmusch's filmography, in regards to…

  • Killing Them Softly
  • The Big Short
  • King Kong

    King Kong 2005

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Nov, 2016 3

    How much thought is given to the legacy of a film while it is being made? I was thinking about this while watching King Kong, and seeing how brutal many of the sequences now look, just over a decade since it was released. This flick at one point was the most expensive film ever made, and now there are some seriously gag inducing sequences involving poor green screen work, and uncanny looking CG stuff that is offensive to my eyeballs.…

  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door 1973

    ★★ Watched 17 Nov, 2016

    Like the majority of 'sploitation films this flick promises a lot, but doesn't deliver.

  • The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Nov, 2016

    "Peachy, I'm heartily shamed for getting you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me being so bleeding high and bloody mighty"