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  • Coherence

    Coherence 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Apr, 2015

    Such an incredible low-budget achievement. The subtler character work hit me harder this time around (how was this movie mostly improvised?!), enough that I can pretend the cinematography didn't bother me occasionally.

  • Breaking News

    Breaking News 2004

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    Well, that has to be the coolest 8-minute opening shot of all time. After a bullet-ridden introduction, Johnnie To switches gears, telling a smart, funny, violent story that examines how the media shapes perceptions, including some very timely stuff about how it can be manipulated (sometimes it's a bit obvious, but always interesting and worthy of the discussion), and also offers up some unexpected romance as the bullets continue to fly. I'm not quite sure if I liked it as much as Drug War, but it's damn close.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2012

    This is becoming quite the year for genre films. I knew very little about the film going in (cabin, woods, etc.) and was constantly surprised and astounded by the developments and utter chaos of this film. It's a fucking blast.

  • The Last Stand

    The Last Stand 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2015 2

    Even better than I remembered. This is a great Schwarzenegger performance.