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  • Rising from Ashes

    Rising from Ashes 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2015

    Inspiring. Best scene? Jock giving his crow a bath.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    A cinematic action masterpiece. Wastes no time getting to the heart of what it is, a chase film. Builds characters the right way, through their actions within the story being told. Incredible action sequences that never got old. And, even though it holds to a very humanistic worldview, the yearning for redemption, along with the strong use of water and blood throughout is pointing to something more, whether the writer realizes it or not. :-)

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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!"