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  • Blessed Event 1932

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    Whoa! This movie moves at such a breakneck pace it's libel to give you whiplash. Careening from melodrama to comedy to gangster flick all barely held together by Lee Tracy's magnetism and rapid-fire delivery. It shouldn't work but it does.

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

    Sure, it has its flaws but I really enjoyed the heck out of this. Another great Tilda Swinton performance plus a very tight and inventive, if melodramatic, plot. Of course there are holes and some lines are clunkers but even filmmakers as great as Bong can't make masterpieces every time. Well worth watching if you're a fan of systolic sci-fi.

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  • Black Moon 1975

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jun, 2014

    Malle's enigmatic, surreal, dreamy riff on Alice in Wonderland. Strange that I've never watched this before considering it's right up my alley. As Malle deliberately avoided a clear plot, BLACK MOON seems a little unfocused so I'm not head over heels but I highly recommend it for fans of oneiric cinema. It's certainly one-of-a-kind and Cathryn Harrison (in the lead role of Lily) is a pretty magnetic presence.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 May, 2014

    Pretty satisfying for this old X-fan. Meshing the two tones of the timelines a little clunky but I still dig the Stewart/McKellen chemistry. Also, Jackman's bod deserves a half star all it's own.