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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014 3

    wut?

    Ok, after some reading, the plot and themes aren't as complex as the film seems to be, but it's certainly an odd film. It is mesmerizing though, it put me into some sort of trance. I did zone out briefly somewhere in the middle, but for the most part it is engaging despite being vague and slow. I can't help but compare it slightly to Holy Motors in a desperate attempt to describe the movie. It is vastly different,…

  • The Burmese Harp 1956

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2014 2

    It's a shame that war is so often the inspiration for beautiful films like The Burmese Harp.

    If you don't know Kon Ichikawa, you need to, especially if you enjoy Japanese cinema. The Burmese Harp and Fires on the Plain are two of the best Japanese films I've seen. The latter is a dark and painful exploration of war, while The Burmese Harp is an emotional take on the brotherhood of soldiers during war. Both films are adaptations from novels,…

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  • 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 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…