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  • In a World... 2013

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    Some funny bits here and there. The (blatant) message it tries to cram in at the end is solid but feels like much of the movie - trying to do and say too much with too little to support it.

  • Waking Ned Devine 1998

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jul, 2014

    A rather wicked sense of humor underlies the setting of a close knit Irish village. A much stranger film than I remember when I saw it in the theater.

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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!"