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  • Eraserhead 1977

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    "In Heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things, and I've got mine."

    Apparently Stanley Kubrick told David Lynch that this was his favourite movie. He screened it for the cast and crew before making The Shining, saying that this is the mood he wanted to achieve with his picture.

  • Pickpocket 1959

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    On the Criterion edition of Pickpocket, there is an introduction by Paul Schrader, in which he discusses the various aspects of the film that are "non-conventional" in it's execution. One thing he mentioned is the lack of emotions shown by all the characters: no smiles, no frowns, no sense of panic. This, I feel, is one of the best aspects of the film. It kept me as a viewer, distant from Michel. Instead of relating to him, or even hating…

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  • King Kong 2005

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 May, 2012 2

    So this does it. This ends my King Kong marathon.
    1933, 1976, and 2005.

    What did I think of Peter Jackson's adaption?
    I've got to say, pretty dang awesome.

    Jackson captures the feel and essence of the thirty's so incredibly well, that my favourite parts of the movie were that in the beginning and the end when we spend time in New York City. His attention to detail is extraordinary. The original clocked in at an hour and forty-six minutes,…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2014 1

    There is nothing new to say about this movie: it's iconic. It's fun. It's suspenseful. It's violent.

    It's a classic.