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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jul, 2014

    Beautiful on IMAX with 70mm projection. Probably tries to do too much in regards to plot and characters, but that is a trademark of Nolan's Batman series - good, bad or otherwise. I always viewed this one as operatic. If you're going to go out, go out with a bang.

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Jul, 2014

    The Joker seals the deal. Maybe there is one too many ethical dilemmas thrown into the mix on this one which makes the film a bit tiring in the last act, but I think that may be part of the point. The Joker's antics are tiring, just as any terrorists' actions become as the endless cycle of violence presses on.

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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!"