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  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2015

    Spectre is a serious step down from Skyfall and Casino Royale to be sure, and perhaps an even lesser film than Quantum of Solace ranked in the Craig outings if that's possible.

    Two major detractors throughout were Hoyt Van Hoytema's cinematography, which was was consistently grimy, cloudy and distractingly desaturated and Thomas Newman's totally uninspired and annoyingly bombastic score. Both of these elements continuously pulled me out of the movie.

    Performances were also pretty underwhelming across the board and I'd…

  • 13 Assassins

    13 Assassins 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2015

    Modern samurai masterpiece.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Aug, 2013

    Dreamily slow, but hypnotic with visceral imagery from start to finish - each frame is like a neon painting. I would say confidently that the lighting and cinematography are the bigger stars than Gosling in this. In combination with the lighting, the amazing Cliff Martinez score adds a sense of dread and impact that was very Kubrickian - like a mix of Eyes Wide Shut and The Shining shot in a dreamland Bangkok. I also felt the influence of John…

  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    Cheel is Canada's next star filmmaker and this is proof - one of the best films of 2011. Would love to see what he could do with a feature-length fictional film. Looking forward to How to Build a Time Machine!