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  • The French Connection

    The French Connection 1971

    ★★★½ Rewatched 27 Jun, 2016

    The Running Jumping Eating Watching Tailing Driving Shooting & Standing Still Film.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2016

    Don't feel like Edwards gets enough credit for his careful camera work (he seems to only go handheld in tight, closed locations) and compositions. He often puts some kind of dramatic incident (an explosion, a monster fight) far away in the horizon, making it small, which has the paradoxical effect of making the foregrounded character seem smaller. And that's pretty much the point here -- there are some things humans can't do shit about. It's halfway to being a Ballard…

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2013 11

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.

    But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.

  • Me and Orson Welles

    Me and Orson Welles 2008

    Watched 01 Aug, 2014 4

    BOYHOOD took twelve years to make, but this took twelve years to watch.