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  • Pola X 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014 1

    Normally when Carax rows merrily down the gentle stream he has the lawless custom of throwing hand grenades into the water to "shake things up a bit", but on this fateful day in 1999 he lays with a calm sedated demeanor, his feet glide lackadaisically in the passing water and his well-worn straw hat covers the half of his face that gives him the ability of sight, and, after much deliberation, he decides that the fish hiding under their rocks…

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014

    "Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else." immortal, unending, infinite. . . weh. . .
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    O death where is thy sting? The Man is never on time. . .

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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…