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  • Coffee and Cigarettes 2003

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    "I have no idea what you're talking about. Could you explain it to me?" "Not really."

  • Body Double 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jul, 2014 1

    They say you can judge a man by his relationship with his mother, a nation by how it treats its prisoners, and a cinephile by how deeply (s)he digs De Palma. The false "style vs. substance" dichotomy has always been the easiest dart for intellectually lazy armchair critics to chuck at BDP's oeuvre, but how's this for substance, in what is generally considered to be his least substantive film: Body Double is a layered, visually nuanced exploration of fear, voyeurism,…

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  • Jack Reacher 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2013 2

    When Werner Herzog tells you to eat your hand, you eat your fucking hand.

  • The Great Gatsby 2013

    Watched 11 May, 2013 29

    "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
    “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
    He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, I’m inclined…