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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day 1991

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2016

    I'm not sure where to begin. How does one digest a four hour feature and some it up without writing a novel about its detail and characters? 

    While I had an idea of its inspiration, somehow I never expected some of the epic confrontations that were developed. 

    The Typhoon, the dance, the secret police, the baseball bat, that finale. 

    Those are a few of the fantastic sequences in an epic film. The scale and amount of characters are often very…

  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View 1985

    ★★★ Watched 18 Feb, 2016

    An all-star cast and stunning visuals can only take you so far. The new restoration by Criterion is freeze frame worthy. Every shot a new beauty. It is unfortunate then that the film itself is utterly predictable and filled to the brim with unlikable characters. The three stars are mostly for the visuals and seeing these great actors together in a feature film. Outside of that it is hard to recommend.

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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2013

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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    Liking this film isn't as immediate as others I've seen this year, but it still packs a wallop. The craft of this picture seeps out of every frame. The terrific ensemble cast that should be a lock for the SAG award and the wonderful cinematography all really bring home this story about Broadway and Egos.