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  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place 1950

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2015

    Nice to discover that I can stand by something I wrote a decade ago:

    In a Lonely Place (1950) is one of those films that, by a kind of strange magic, reveals its greatness twenty or thirty minutes after it ends. There’s an honesty and emotional texture to the film that makes it really unsettling, especially given its superficial appearance as a genre picture. I say “unsettling,” of course, in the best sense of the word. Bogart’s Dixon Steele is,…

  • Something to Remind Me

    Something to Remind Me 2002

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2015

    Petzold and Hoss just keep remaking Vertigo, basically, and I'm totally okay with that.

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  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't even know how to watch movies like this anymore. I assume this script is what happens when you decide to make a small character film that requires tens of millions of dollars' worth of special effects. I kept thinking about the Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts movie at the end of The Player.

    I've come up with one scenario where this film isn't aggressively stupid. You know how the entire script is built around the idea that Sandra…

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2013 1

    This might be the shit-filled Malick film I was looking for.