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  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    You know the old "show, don't tell" adage? This movie never tells. It moves slowly and you piece everything together through what you witness and when characters are confused and lost, you are too.

    So while the SF-but-modern-day-and-naturalistic plot is about as straightforward as, say, Spiderman's back story, you're not going to enjoy this if you're not OK with spending whole chunks of the movie wondering wtf was going on. It also goes for lots of arty jump cuts (heh,…

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

    Watched 05 Jun, 2015

    Good stuff - a slow-moving drama, primarily a character piece about the two in the title. I'll admit I spent a whole lot of time wondering wtf was going on between them, but that wasn't a problem.

    Suitably random Nick Cave cameo, heh.

Popular reviews

  • Land of the Lost

    Land of the Lost 2009

    ★★½ Watched 04 Mar, 2012

    I laughed so much I wanted to lie down. Once. Ridiculously uneven on the lols.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West 1968

    ★★★★★ Added

    One of those highly-rated movies that is just bloody awesome (mate). On a big screen anyway... nothing happens in a rush, the cinematography's great (so much interplay between massive shots and claustrophobic close-ups), the soundtrack is Morricone's best, the story's good enough, the dialogue's fun, all the main characters are interesting... Absolutely top notch.