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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2015

    So much posturing in the dialogue. A hammer would be more subtle. That said, the acting was superb and I like having Michael Keaton back, even if it is in a meta-meta-meta narrative.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    I kept waiting for the hysterical chant of, "ANIMAL! ANIMAL! ANIMAL!" at the end.

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  • Traffic

    Traffic 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2013 1

    Is something wrong with my TV? It's all blue, then orange, then grainy, then ultra clean. Oh wait, nevermind. I'm watching a Soderbergh film. A very good one mind you, but definitely held back a bit by some overt soapboxing.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo 1958

    ★★★ Watched 19 Aug, 2013 3

    I'm still scratching my head. How is Vertigo considered one of the best films of all time? It's not even close to the top of my list of the (limited selection of) Hitchcock films I've seen so far. The cinematography is innovative and the acting strong overall, but the pacing is glacial. Hitchcock tends to love his scenes of two people talking about nothing in particular for long periods of time. Vertigo takes this to the extreme and then its final reveal isn't all that revealing. It's less "Ah-ha!" and more "Finally, the end!"