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  • The Homesman

    The Homesman 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    ‘The Homesman’ is a wonderful western that will surely stick with you.

    Tommy Lee Jones has created a strange film, one that teeters between horror, melodrama, and buddy film. Deep down ‘The Homesman’ is a character study and a western at heart, and its haunting music and cinematography make this abundantly clear.

    Even though the film performs a bait and switch with its protagonist, the women are the real backbone of the film, and the harshness of their world is…

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger 1964

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Jun, 2015

    Part of my ongoing quest to randomly draw and watch all 23 James Bond canon films leading up to the release of 'Spectre'.

    Entry #11 'Goldfinger':

    Cold Open – Starts with a silent mini mission in which Bond blows up a drug lord’s base, gets the best of a femme fatale, then electrocutes someone. (5/5 bathtubs)

    Titles – The title song is one of the best and so are the titles. The gold dipped body is iconic, and makes an…

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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.