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  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    Just see MAN ON WIRE...

    The first 2/3 of this film are gimmicky and sloppy. It doesn't capture the suspense, character, stakes or motivation nearly as effectively as the doc. Once they get to rigging the wire on the tower and the actual "walk", the movie soars, but it's only 20-30 min of a two hour film.

    The 3D adds to the vertigo of the rooftop sequences, but I don't think it adds at all to the film. The film…

  • Black Mass

    Black Mass 2015

    ★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2015

    Bland Mass.

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  • Ida

    Ida 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    One of the most stunning films I've seen in years. Shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio in gorgeous black and white photography, "Ida" is told through the point of view of a locked off camera. It's as if director Pawel Pawlikowski built a stationary frame and let the story play out in front of us, creating a sense of realism and intimacy, never once feeling forced or manipulative. That being said, each frame is composed with such artistry and precision,…

  • Enemy

    Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2014

    Having just walked out of the film, I have a ton more thought to put into the specifics and deconstruction of the surreal plot and story, but my initial reaction... wow.

    The filmmaking is so assured and bold, I'm beyond impressed. Gyllenhaal delivers one (or two) of his best performances. The film is cold, removed and analytical but still draws you in with its craft and skill. With Prisoners and now Enemy, Denis Villeneuve has announced himself as a major…