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  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Finally got a chance to see this, and am I glad I did. I liked Blue Ruin a lot, and had been looking forward to this a long time. It did not disappoint. The look, the sound, the writing, the acting, all near perfect. Humans thrust into situations that test them physically and morally would act this way I think. Saulnier seems to have great instincts as a director, and a respect for his audience that i admire. Repeated viewings will follow, and I suspect it will only grow better in my eyes, and i will look forward to Saulnier's next effort with great anticipation.

  • Woman on the Run

    Woman on the Run 1950

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Underrated little noir, with some sharp dialogue and a very nice performance from Ann Sheridan, who I need to see more of.

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  • The Tree of Life

    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

    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…