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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Brilliant, subtle performances from the young actors who portray children who are full of somber thought and emotion. This film tells an important, contemporary story that needs to be told, but in a way that unfortunately didn't suck me in enough to spellbind me.

  • Man on Wire

    Man on Wire 2008

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Philippe Petit's feat is the utterly inspirational story of following a seemingly impossible dream. Equally interesting is the story of this team that helped him follow his dream knowing that there would be legal repercussions, solely for the sake of creating a beautiful one-of-a-kind experience.

    The walk itself is shown only through blurry still photographs, but the narration of those involved and the music bring perfectly encapsulate the anxiety, beauty, and joy of the experience.

    Incredible documentary filmmaking.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Aug, 2015 1

    Third viewing is no less shiny and chrome than the first.

  • Mommy

    Mommy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    Dolan's visceral, energetic filmmaking is the perfect medium for a story about two characters who are constantly kicking back against the rest of the world. The use of the narrow aspect ratio shows the constraint of the characters' living situation, and the results of the camera working within that constraint are incredible even if they are a bit unnerving at first due to the familiarity with widescreen. The performances can't be praised enough; nor can Dolan's writing when it comes…