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  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★½ Watched 10 Jul, 2014

    There are some cool fight scenes in this film, sure. The production design inside the train cars is well done. That's about it as far as the positives for Snowpiercer.

    This is a mess. A terrible script. Over the top performances (Tilda Swinton is terrible and Alison Pill is so bad it's almost funny), a confused clusterfuck of a script. There are so many plot holes and logic jumps that it's impossible to count them. And that's not even touching…

  • 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,…

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  • 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…