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  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2015

    What do we talk about when we talk about “Birdman“?

    We latch onto the things we relate to, we recognize. What I saw in “Birdman” was a deeply troubled man who finds himself so tortured by depression – in his case personified by a long gone superhero alter ego that serves as constant reminder of the fame, the power, the endless possibilities that the march of time has taken from him – that he desperately clings to a last-ditch effort…

  • The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2015

    I wonder why the carefully choreographed dance of bodies in motion against each other is so satisfying to watch. But mostly I just enjoy it. This would make a nice double feature with Wim Wenders' "Pina."

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    Still looks like a guy in a suit.

  • Goodbye to Language 3D 2014

    Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    Hey, Jean-Luc, I am not a horse!

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Jan, 2015

    Enjoyed this so much more the second time around, knowing I didn't have to worry about plot or logic and could just get lost in the fury of sounds and images.

  • The Time Machine 1960

    ★★★½ Rewatched 09 Jan, 2015

    Succeeds as curiosum, not necessarily as lasting cinema. A bleak vision of the future that actually paints a much bleaker portrait of the 1960's present. First act is poignant and quite beautiful, but the scenes in the distant future with the Eloi and Morlocks play more like a mediocre "Star Trek" episode. The portrayal of women, mostly through the "character" (if you can call her that) of Weena, is problematic in any time.

  • Wooden Crosses 1932

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2014

    So that's where Kubrick got that from.

  • Manakamana 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Dec, 2014

    After the chicken returned I began to worry about what happened to the kitten.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    Man, movie trailers are always so epic and exciting! Why don't they ever make the whole movie like that?


    Oh, right.

  • The Spirit of '43 1943

    Watched 03 Nov, 2014

    That's some scary shit. (YouTube)

  • 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.