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  • Red Dragon 2002

    ★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2014

    Watching this one day after Michael Mann's "Manhunter" certainly helped form my opinion. While I liked some of the procedural elements, and some of Hopkins performance as Lecter, the ending felt like so many action movie cop outs and cliches, I simply couldn't take it seriously. Certainly not a terrible film, but it did not benefit from a viewing the day after Manhunter.

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Apr, 2014

    A beautiful film, intimate and honest.

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  • The Tree of Life 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2012 8

    A second viewing made quite an impression on me. I loved this film even more and I suspect I will have the same reaction each time I see it. I saw myself in the father and the sons, and it brought to mind lying on the grass as a child on the prairies, staring up at the biggest sky imagineable and wondering what's out there and where do we fit into all of it. Great film.

  • In the Mood for Love 2000

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Dec, 2012

    A rewatch bumps this up to five star territory for me. After the first time I saw it, it stayed with me a long time, and kept popping into my head periodically thereafter. Now I can safely place it on my list of all time favourites. Beautiful in every conceivable way, from the gorgeous cinematography to the low key performances of the two central characters, to the wonderful way music is used throughout the film (I particularly loved the Nat…