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  • Medicine for Melancholy

    Medicine for Melancholy 2008

    ★★★ Watched 12 Nov, 2016 2

    I give respect and many thanks to whoever saw this film and saw Barry Jenkins' potential, because I didn't get much out of Medicine for Melancholy. Jenkins' jump from this feature debut 8 years ago to Moonlight has to be one of the most impressive growth spurts I've ever seen. Maybe a lot of that has to do with resources available to him at the time, but 'Medicine' is raw and Moonlight is pristine. And not raw in a good…

  • Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog 2016

    ★★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2016

    That was the film Paul Schrader wanted to make?

    Dog Eat Dog was disappointing, falling well short of my expectations. There are two screen shots of the film that were used in a lot of the "marketing" for the film, the shot of Cage and Dafoe, and the one of the three main characters sitting in a cop car. They are great shots, which had my hopes high for a pulpy but pretty film. Sadly, the film doesn't look that…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 22

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012 2

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…