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  • Enemy 2014

    ★★★★ 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…

  • All the President's Men 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Mar, 2014

    Brilliant film on every level. I wish more movies like this were made today. I've seen it a dozen times and am still awestruck by the level of writing, directing and acting. To think that Gordon Willis wasn't even nominated for his work in this film is unreal!

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★½ Watched 15 Mar, 2014

    This is the most pure and realized film Wes Anderson has ever made. I feel like his entire filmmaking career has led to this. There's a remarkable craft on display here in the art direction, cinematography, music, acting, writing and directing. It's like Anderson scooped out a piece of his brain and transferred it to celluloid. Despite all of that, I don't find myself charmed or even entertained by his vision like I once was. Others will love and embrace…

  • Sophie's Choice 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Jan, 2014

    I'm not sure how I'd never seen this movie before but it's pretty great and Meryl Streep is AMAZING! One of the best female performances I've seen on film.