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  • Milius 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    It's a shame John Milius wasn't able to tell the stories so many on this doc said he did so well. Milius remains an enigma. I sense we never got to see his best work - likely for many reasons.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    I'm not smart enough to enjoy this. That or this film actually doesn't have much to say. An eery (and agitating) score plus a naked (and near mute) Scarlett Johansson don't add up to much for me. I must be missing something.

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  • 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 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!"