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  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now 1973

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Oct, 2015

    I'm not sure what it is, but this film gives me the fucking creeps. It's just super unsettling and outlandish throughout its whole runtime, full of foreboding and subtle menace, yet so innocent! And then, there's the ending. GEEZ!

  • A Late Quartet

    A Late Quartet 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2015

    How did I not know about this amazing ensemble piece, featuring an all-star cast of my favourite actors AND composers?

    Really clever, lovely performances, great music, and a plot that is both minimalistic and complex - this went down so well with me!

    On the down side, there is some slightly choppy editing, and I felt the plot tied up a little too nicely in the end.

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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.


    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.