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  • The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2015

    Watched from the vantage point of 2015, where every action film includes an origin story, multiple plot twists and a series of beautifully choreographed set pieces, this delightfully avoids almost all of that. Instead, there's tension, tension and more tension. A classical thriller, in other words. If one were to make a criticism, the fact that there's little in the way of character development is really my only concern.

  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jun, 2015

    The tricks may be well worn now but they still dazzle upon rewatching. It's incredible how so much atmosphere and mood is created with such simplicity.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    The story doesn't really make sense if you think about it for any length of time but this remains a well-directed and thought provoking exploration of power, inequality and social relations.

  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

    Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2014

    This and the next film are really one story and as a result, it's difficult to properly judge this film on its own. A ton of characters are introduced and very little is resolved. The good news is that with so much going on, things are never boring. I look forward to giving a fuller appraisal in September.