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  • Microcosmos 1996

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Oct, 2014

    Competing thoughts while watching this:

    1) I want to show this to my children.
    2) I want to show this in film school.

  • Tristana 1970

    ★★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    All the right ingredients don't always make for a good meal.

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003

    ★★ Rewatched 07 Oct, 2014

    The Jurassic Park 3 of the Terminator franchise.

  • Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2014

    Everyone in this room is now dumber for having watched it.

  • Mission: Impossible 1996

    ★★★ Rewatched 30 Sep, 2014

    58-year-old Jon Voight is married to 31-year-old Emmanuelle Béart. Yuck.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Sep, 2014

    I was very disappointed that they didn't bring back Michelle Monaghan's character from the last movie.

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    Was reminded of the later Residents Evil, but without any of the humor and sense of fun that make those so enjoyable. Rounded up to 3½ for excellent below-the-line work.

  • The Doors 1991

    ★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    What a mess.

  • The English Patient 1996

    ★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    I really wanted to see "Sack Lunch" but it was sold out.

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2014

    It took me a while to get into this movie, and El Hedi ben Salem's performance as Ali in particular, because of the fact that we never actually hear his voice, but that of Wolfgang Hess, who was brought in by Fassbinder to dub over ben Salem's broken and unintelligible dialogue.

    The result is that Ali talks pseudo-pidgin German that sounds like it was written by a German (because it was) and spoken in one of the most ubiquitous voices…

  • The Piano 1993

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2014

    Watching this film felt like reading a book.

    Let me clarify. Watching "The Piano" was like what reading a book feels like to me.

    I can't read books the way most people do. Just sitting down to read anything in the first place is a very rare occurrence. And if it happens, it doesn't happen for long. After just a few pages I give up and stop reading. When I'm lucky that's consecutive pages. Sometimes it's the same page over…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    The ghosts of Stanley Kubrick and Shane Carruth had a baby and it was raised by Jonathan Glazer and is called "Under the Skin."