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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    The most visually dazzling movie I’ve seen in quite some time! Happy I saw it on the big screen. Doesn’t have a dull moment, I was captivated by that world that was created, wanting to step into it, and was tapping my foot along to the score. Loosely based on Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, and perhaps a tribute to a bygone era, the actual story was simple, but the dialogue was entertaining and amusing. Ralph Fiennes' character was…

  • The Great Gatsby 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 18 May, 2013

    I like that Bazz Luhrmann has gone in a new direction with this adaptation, as a spectacle, it looks amazing on the big screen, and the soundtrack is not as distracting as I thought it would be. But maybe the weakness is the screenplay, which tells us what to think. I didn't want the green light to be explained. To me, there was more mystery and ambiguity about the characters in the book.

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  • Videodrome 1983

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2012

    Could be David Cronenberg's most important, visionary, and ambitious work. A cult film that is disturbing and visually grotesque, so not for the faint of heart.
    Thought-provoking, not least because the film is a window into the future: Freely available information, avatar names, the limits of satisfaction and entertainment, the effects on your surroundings and on the mind of watching violence, sex or torture, and whether entertainment is at the expense of something more worthwhile. Does viewing kill our brain…

  • The Deep Blue Sea 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2012

    Not to be confused with Deep Blue Sea (1999)! Based on a theatre play. The look of the film is old school. British drama that takes place around 1950. The performances are good: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, etc. Small production, big on emotions. The characters are suddenly in love, or suddenly we hear they are married, but we don't know why, there is no build-up or warning. This is a stylistic choice it would seem. To reveal more would spoil…