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  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2002

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Feb, 2015

    Wow. Possibly even more stylistically impressive than Oldboy. Park plays with your expectations at every turn and handles all the various elements of the story very delicately. No detail or piece of characterization is unimportant to the plot.

  • The Player 1992

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Dec, 2014

    So perfect.

    Perfectly constructed and directed. An intricate story that doesn't necessarily lead anywhere, but still has all of those "pay-offs" that you want from a Hollywood movie. The movie in many ways is what it's making fun of, but in such a sly and knowing way. It's almost like it's laughing at you and you don't really know it. Some masterful direction by Altman. The zooms are really interesting and he lets all of his images subvert traditional notions of Hollywood filmmaking while also presenting those same ideas. Might be my favorite Altman, pretty fucking perfect.