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  • Sorcerer 1977

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2014

    A damn fine, slow burn of a film that makes a real case for needing to exist in spite of its source material, Wages of Fear, being superb in its own right. I had the pleasure of seeing this film on the big screen at my local indie theater and it was even better than I remembered it being. And against all expectations, the turnout was huge, too! Is Sorcerer enjoying some sort of revival?

    I love Roy Scheider's performance…

  • The House 2011

    ★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    The House, try as it might, is not a terribly inviting film. Truth be told, it doesn't ever really earn its keep either. By the end of the film, you're left thinking... well, not much. Besides the rather odd animation, which combines traditional 2D hand-drawn characters over still images of miniatures, the film is a bit forgettable. Quirky and odd, yes, but ultimately forgettable.

    The story, superficially, is about a young woman coming to grips with her new financial situation.…

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  • Miller's Crossing 1990

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2013 9

    I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.

    The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…

  • The Seventh Seal 1957

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2013 2

    This is an esoteric, challenging film and upon my initial viewing, I'm not quite sure what I think. Put simply, my thoughts are all over the place. It is fantastically realized yet at times seems aimless. And yet, it is also without question a statement on morality, religion, faith, and life. What those statements are, however, are up to interpretation.

    I didn't know what to expect going into this film but can say that it wasn't quite this. The story…