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  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2015

    Truly unbelievable but certainly a revelation. Kind of leaves one devoid of hope in the face of the human condition... knowing, as one of the executioners says in the film itself, there are more like him in the world. As long as there are people like these, and it seems that there always will be, war and suffering will continue ad infinitum. The "gangsters" portrayed in this film bring to light the "reason" (if one can call it that) behind…

  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    Very engaging. Loved the acting and style of cinematography. Nice surprise.

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  • Under the Skin

    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.

  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty 2013

    ★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2014 5

    This is one film that did not appeal to me in the least. I was not even particularly impressed by the cinematography. I won't criticize this one because my feelings about it are obviously biased.