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  • Enemy 2014

    ★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2014 6

    I can't hardly ever figure out whether I want to give the finger right back to Villeneuve or just laugh-sigh as he tucks his thumbs behind his suspenders and says "we-he-hell i do declare. now drop, and give me 20- no, 30." The city is smothered in a dusty orange smog, ingesting it.. poisoning it.. yellow are all the lights and the shadows are hazy and obtuse, incessant droning fills the cracks and malevolent vibrations unseal them. Dreams, dreams are…

  • The Limits of Control 2009

    ★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    A man permeates through his arbitrary reality making sure to strafe just far enough away from the edges and centres long enough to get in and out before "shit gets real". He calculatedly strides with a cryptic cadence that subtly tells all who observe him that all this has happened before and all this will happen again. The dissonant pulse keeps the nightmares and dreams in the same pile as scientists strenuously attempt to tell them apart, wondering why on…

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  • To the Wonder 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Mar, 2013 86

    Fifteen people crammed into my local cinema this Friday in what turned out to be the largest assortment of fans ever brought together for a Malick premiere in my city. I can say with starry eyed clarity that this is likely the best cinema experience I've ever had — though it's my only Malick-in-cinema venture so it's got the high ground advantage. This will be my first attempt at putting words onto paper about a Terrence Malick film and it's…

  • Lost in Translation 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2013 13

    I always manage to get incredibly anxious and wary over the prospect of rewatching the films that I love like children who went off to war. To the point where my favorite films intimidate me, they scare me. Because if I saw such a clear reflection of myself in them at one point in my life what if when I look back into them I can't see my reflection anymore? What if I changed and didn't notice? What if the…