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  • Il sorpasso 1962

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2014

    Lots of one liners but most of them miss. We don't get into anything meaningful until about halfway through the film, so all the missed jokes are a bit tough to get through.

    Worth watching to see the main characters quickly drive through an amazing Roman square that is nearly empty. Jaw dropping beauty. But overall, not a must see

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2014

    Birdman isn't GREAT, but it's a great American film because it's a kind of film we get so rarely. We get some great indies, and decent Oscar bait, but we don't get many films like this. Everything has become so homogenized, fitting tightly in the few molds that the system allows. Sometimes we'll get something out of the box like Upstream Color, but normally we play it safe. American art house films / well reviewed dramas usually aren't very unique.…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 21

    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 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…