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  • Life of Brian 1979

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Dec, 2014

    A direct hit as satire, very very funny. I saw another review that mentioned it may not be the Python film most quoted, and I would agree, but it is, in my estimation, the most consistently funny of their sometimes uneven films. Terrific stuff.

  • Brazil 1985

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    It has been so long since I've seen Brazil, I treated it as if I had never seen it. I was a much younger person when I saw it 20 or so years ago. I liked it then, but I love it now. A masterpiece by any measure, I feel I cannot wait another 20 odd years to watch it again. An added pleasure was watching it with my 20 year old son, who loved it as well. I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Brilliant film.

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  • 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…

  • 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.