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  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer 1968

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    Experimental, weird, and creepy reflection on affluence, status, nature, alcohol, mental deterioration, sexuality, and more. The film looks wonderful, sometimes like stock footage, sometimes realistic, and sometimes hallucinatory, and this only adds to the tone and story as it slowly shifts from happy and friendly to depressing and grim.

  • Psycho

    Psycho 1960

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Jul, 2016

    I will not rehash what countless people have said before, but it is certainly impressive that Hitchcock both defined new story and genre standards while breaking pre-existing tropes. All that and incredibly tense and entertaining.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.