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  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2015

    Hertzfldtdlted is probably one of the most unique voices working in 24 fps visual entertainment today, period. His style, especially in recent years, alludes to more dimensions of space and concept than we're used to perceiving in film, much less animated film. In World of Tomorrow, Hertzfeldt's approach is decidedly digital, both in visual and conceptual execution. For those of us fondly familiar with Rejected Cartoons or It's Such a Beautiful Day, the first few seconds of the digitally-sketched Tomorrow

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2015

    Wow. It's not so often that I experience such a drastic change of opinion on a second viewing, but here it is: Snowpiercer is a much better film than I initially thought it was. Some of the films weaknesses -- most notably the third act's showy exposition -- still weakens the overall integrity of the film's dramatic structure, but the tonal shifts which had initially thrown me off are suddenly and strikingly poetic.

    A more conventional action plot might have…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2014 12

    You know, this actually made sense to me. I was bracing for a fevered surrealist nightmare, but this felt much more like a coherent narrative than anything else.

    I found myself eerily reminded of Bergman's Persona more than once - was that just me? Not only a sense that the two lead women might just be the same person, but a similarly energetic claustrophobia that pulsates in the silences between them. There's sexual energy, but there's also sincere compassion and…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2014 3

    The subject matter here is frightening in weight alone, and it is the fact that Klara herself couldn't possibly know what her own foolish little comment meant that is particularly horrifying. A monster is created, and an innocent man becomes victimized to a von Trier-esque extent. But we can't see the monster. It stays in the shadows and manifests itself in the forms of paranoia, emotional manipulation and even violence. The monster's nature is untruth, and its weapon are the…