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  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 1

    "Well he's got all the money in the world, but there's one thing he can't buy... a dinosaur."
    — Dr. Richard Hammond


    all i want, as a "cinephile", are films with dinosaurs in them, films with jeff goldblum in them, films in which san diego is descended upon by something voracious like a t-rex or capitalism or amanda bynes. Only like 1% of films have dinosaurs in them, it happens every year and we as a global consciousness are letting…

  • Contempt 1963

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 7

    As is tradition with experiencing (:surviving) godard films, they must first persevere through a rigorous "what was that, that was ok, that was great, that was the best thing i've ever seen" rewatch regimen, and then and only then can i even begin to think about writing words about its stuff and things. east of eden and west of the west, beyond radical honesty and messianic proliferation, lives a spaceman who thought the world was round but still managed to…

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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 14

    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…