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  • A Serious Man 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    One of my very favorite films by the Coen Brothers. Intelligent, dark humor with great acting. Wonderful cinematography as usual for their work.

  • Chef 2014

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    A Hollywood fairy tale. A bit predictable and forgettable but pleasant enough not to be a complete waste of time.

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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    Almost experimental. Great soundtrack. Moody as hell. Tracking shots like those of Birth. Reminds me of Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" in that the film is experienced through the eyes of the alien. Not much is explained. I like the mystery.

  • Dark Shadows 2012

    ★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    Some funny moments but all in all, quite strained. Straining to fill it's running time. Perhaps it would have helped a bit if I was familiar with the tv series it was based on, but ultimately, it felt like the film was masquerading its emptiness with parody. The usual flimsy dialogue and mediocre acting for a Burton film however this time, even the stylised visuals and set design just barely kept my interest throughout.