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  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

    The Human Centipede (First Sequence) 2009

    ★½ Watched 23 Dec, 2015

    Moderately engrossed and massively grossed out.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2015

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In order to fill the first few lines of this review so my uninitiated Facebook friends won't tear my head off, I can tell you I managed to avoid nearly all spoilers, went into this film fresh and largely optimistic on a fine sunday morning.

    And what can I say? They didn't screw it up! This film worked really well for me, it's dense, colorful, fun and well-directed (for the most part). Some decisions have been made I do not…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Jan, 2013 1

    *** Part of Lise's "Hal’s Birthday – watch 2001 on Sat Jan 12 2013" project ***

    Started watching around 22:00 CET. Consumed a moderate amount of a technically illegal but generally accepted recreational drug. Been several years since my last viewing, I was looking forward to it.

    Impressions:

    First thought during Dawn of Man sequence: "The history of Man is grand."

    What if the monolith wasn't supposed to do anything, except being there? I mean, the mere existence of something…

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible 2002

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2012 6

    Never before in my life has a film left me this upset. Gaspar Noé's Irreversible leads you down a dark alley of pain and perversion, and each one of its short episodes adds more nightmarish detail to the fistful of tragedies unfolding in front of your eyes.

    The reverse storytelling does not in the least soften the impact of events - if anything, it adds to the feeling of being a paralyzed witness to a tragedy that has already taken place.

    My heart broke many times.