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  • Three Stars 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Quite a compelling documentary. If you are at all interested in the culinary arts, I would say that this film is a must-see. If you're not, then perhaps this film will change your mind. Three Stars does a great job highlighting the fact that at the top level, chefs are no different than the great artists - they have reputations, philosophies, fan bases, unique perspectives, missions and more.

  • Fury 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    I was really, really impressed with Fury. I found it to be incredibly intense and engrossing, and the film has an authenticity and bleakness that I was not expecting. Perhaps not since Saving Private Ryan or The Pianist can I recall seeing a war film that does such an incredible job of showing that war is utter and complete hell. There is no glory here; just murder and mayhem and people's lives being shattered.

    Boosted by great performances all around…

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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…