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  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer 1977

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jun, 2015

    Finally got a chance to see this film. It more than lived up to my expectations. Pacing, acting, the score, the look, all terrific. After reading a lot about how this film kind of got lost due to various circumstances, I'm grateful to have finally seen it.

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1972

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2015

    This sent me on a mini Fassbinder binge. Great performances all around, and my appreciation for Michael Ballhaus grew based on his work here. Fassbinder's films rank as some of my favourites (The few that I have seen, that is), and even if he were a hack, he would rank high simply for introducing me to Hanna Schygulla.

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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…