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  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Captain Fantastic opens by immediately throwing the viewer into its physical world. Forests, mountains, people hunting and gathering. If I didn’t know the synopsis beforehand I’d have thought I was watching a update of Lord of the Flies. Instead the film is about a fiercely independent patriarch (Viggo Mortensen) raising his six children in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, teaching them how to thrive while turning his back on a conventional contemporary life and what it means and may…

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    Hannah and Her Sisters 1986

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 May, 2016

    so much funnier than I remembered. Lots of loud laughs.

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  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Jan, 2015 1

    This is my second viewing. I think Cotillard's performance will be as influential as Brando's Stanley. The naturalness she brings and the disappearing act she performs are unprecedented. The critics got it right and actors will be studying and imitating her for years.

  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Spike Jonze's Her is unique. It is unlike any other movie I've seen this year - or any year for that matter. It is aesthetically beautiful, succeeding in building a complete "new" world. Architecture, clothes and above all how people communicate with each other. And it doesn't feel the need to fill you in on this world with tiring exposition. The viewer just discovers it as the movie goes along.

    Set in Los Angeles sometime in the near future, it…