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  • Evolution

    Evolution 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Nov, 2016

    The longest short film I think I've ever seen.

    At least it is gorgeous although the underwater b-reel footage does become a bit extraneous as Hadzihalilovic returns to that visual-well over and over again to the point that the underwater b-reel footage accounts for 30-35% of the actual film. We're talking light-coin refractions and swaying florafuana for a decent chunk of the film.

  • Avatar

    Avatar 2009

    Watched 24 Nov, 2016

    The purest of white savior cinema?

    I feel like I essentially watched a video game comprised entirely of cut scenes. Plus, much of it looks like straight-up shit (except for, perhaps, the luminescent landscapes). But also, I'm not sure which aspect resembles straight-up shit more - the visuals or the screenplay. Haha - no, I do...it's the screenplay.

    If I had to guess, the run-time was 327 minutes?

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2013 9

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Au hasard Balthazar

    Au hasard Balthazar 1966

    ★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2013 38

    Robert Bresson has an insane 7 films on the Sight and Sound list.

    Now, I may or may not possess the Malick gene, the jury is still out, but having watched two Bressons now (this and Pickpocket) I'm almost certain I do not possess a Bresson gene.

    Maybe...completely devoid of the Bresson gene.

    This is, without a doubt, the main director that is so critically praised and universally loved and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why. To…