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  • Kill the Messenger

    Kill the Messenger 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    A really interesting story and Renner gives his best performance to date.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2015

    Grim film making at its finest. With this and Snowtown (which I highly recommend!) Kurzel proves himself to be quite the quality, bleak film maker. It took a little bit for me to get used to the dialogue, but the visuals do a good job of helping tell the story. This is the best looking film of the year so far. Fassbender and Cottilard are both great (of course). My problem is that I don't know how well the long poetic monologues work in a film (a similar problem I've had with all Shakespeare adaptations I've seen, blasphemous I know!)

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  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2013

    I did not have a problem with the pacing changes between acts, like others, everything was top notch, the direction, the acting, the score (Mike Patton!), the script. Between this and Blue Valentine, Derek Derek Cianfrance is offically on my radar.

  • Noah

    Noah 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2014 2

    A bleak and dark film for most of its duration. The type of film that is rare to find, if I were to compare it to any two films it would be The Fountain and The Last Temptation of Christ, if you didn't like either of those films chances are you won't like this. Some of its imagery was striking and haunting. It is an Aronofsky with its visuals, stellar score from Mansell and themes used in many of his…