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  • The Thin Red Line 1998

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    There's no other films quite like The Thin Red Line. No other war movies manage to so gracefully blend - and contrast - moments of philosophical existentialism, character drama, epic in scope action, and horrifying confrontations of the realities of war so well. Even more so when you notice how on the whole, the atmosphere is strangely, enjoyably tranquil, with expectedly gorgeous cinematography and a soundtrack that ranks among Hans Zimmer's best. In one scene, the soldiers are finally starting…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    This is definitely going to become a cult classic.

    Under The Skin is one of those films that as soon as the first image appears on the screen, you *know* you're in for a ride. It's a largely dialogue-less affair, with a gorgeously constructed soundscape and an extremely unsettling soundtrack that jolts to life at all the right moments. It's full of lingering, extended shots that are angled as unconventionally as possible whenever possible. At one moment, you see Scarlett…

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  • Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Sep, 2012

    To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…

  • Airplane! 1980

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2012 1

    No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.

    You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…