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  • 13 Assassins

    13 Assassins 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2015

    Modern samurai masterpiece.

  • The Karate Kid, Part III

    The Karate Kid, Part III 1989

    ★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2015

    This was a first-time watch and while I was happy to spend more time with characters I loved from the first two films (which I have seen many times), this movie seems more of an obligatory box-office piece than a necessary vehicle for developing anything interesting for either of the two main characters.

    The tone shifts away from the poignancy of the first two films to something a bit more hokey - and that has mostly to do with a…

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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!