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  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Nov, 2016

    Cinematography is gorgeous. Widescreen compositions particularly stand out. Having discovered that Roger Deakins was the cinematographer explains it all. Some interesting editing choices also.

  • Allied

    Allied 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2016

    Very decent hollywood film minus the usual expected trappings. No happy ending nor overly predictable. More serious drama than I expected after seeing the trailer. The only drawback was Pitts' accent. He was expected to have an accent but in the movie, it was supposed to be sufficiently accurate to fool a native French speaker. Cotillard's character jokes that he sounds more Quebecois.. but even single words betrays his American accent.

    Good film overall.

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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.