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  • Beautiful Noise

    Beautiful Noise 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    I gave this 3.5 stars because of a lack of depth, and a lack of new information. It just tells you the shoegaze scene was a bunch of experimental, noisy rock bands inspired by My Bloody Valentine, the Cocteau Twins, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, which imploded due to a general lack of love from anyone. Which, if you know anything about shoegaze, you knew before.

    But then right at the end, the documentary details the relationship between My…

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man 1949

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2015

    The story is excellently solid, and the execution is excellently solid, but The Third Man as a cinematic experience is boringly traditional. The pace is slow, the fast-tempo mandolin soundtrack is at odds with it's darker subject mater, and the way it's told plays it a bit too straight to understand why this is considered one of the greatest films of all time. I didn't hate it, but I found it, frank, a bit on the uninvolving side. You can't deny the craft, though.

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  • Battle Royale

    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!

    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…