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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2014

    Astonishingly ambitious. Nolan achieves what shouldn't be possible and crafts together monumental ideas about space, time and humanity in an extremely satisfying way. I don't care if Zimmer's score drowns out a bit of dialog here and there. This film is epic on all counts - an intense, emotional, thrilling science-fiction masterpiece.

  • Bobby Fischer Against the World 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    More about the unravelling of genius than genius itself. You won't come away from this understanding why Fischer is considered by some as the greatest chess player of all time. But you will come away thinking he was a egomaniacal monster.

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  • 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!

  • 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…