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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2015

    Great attention is paid to gravitational details: The arrhythmic toppling of vehicles, or the inelegant crumpling of a weak body under moving wheels. What emerges from this wreckage is an orgiastic opera—a movie defined not by narrative, but by flame-seared images of asphyxiating landscape, and by the thundering sounds of shook metal. In the way Max is mythologized—walking out of the dust, as if from nowhere, with no name attached—there is Sergio Leone. In the strange objects rising in and…

  • The Knack... and How to Get It

    The Knack... and How to Get It 1965

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 May, 2015

    Zero for continuity.

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  • The Keep

    The Keep 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 Oct, 2013 1

    On 35mm, at the Coolidge. Apparently Paramount, decades ago, told them to junk the print. No one did because it had "Keep" written on the front frames. Just passing that along.

  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014 2

    What if 2001's star-child featured in an(other) action movie about the creation and evolution of human existence? And what if this time the star-child was Scarlett Johansson?

    A blonde bombshell superhero travels through a narrative that demands she graduate from ubermensch to God. Johansson first mows down bad guys, then chases down knowledge to evolve humanity, then takes control of the human race itself. So Luc Besson's Lucy is built on a daring philosophical idea: that religious narratives, evolution theory,…