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  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror 1949

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2016

    MVP: Arnold Moss

  • The Big Clock

    The Big Clock 1948

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2016

    Surprised by how much I dug this. Laughton was a delight, of course, but I wasn't expecting so much Elsa Lanchester and was thus very pleasantly surprised. Also loved a young Harry Morgan as the silent heavy, who kept reminding me of Lee Marvin in weird ways.

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  • Frank

    Frank 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2015

    Great slapsticky performance by Fassbender, but I wish the film was more of that and less of the mopey audience stand-in bending the narrative around himself. The music is stuff I'd actually listen to, though. Not sure if that makes me a hipster or it's not as abrasive/challenging as the film imagines it is (or maybe it's that statement that makes me a hipster).

  • M

    M 1931

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Aug, 2012 2

    What an amazing film. Keeps jumping between moods and genres in a way that reminds me of modern South Korean cinema. Also, the amount of room each scene had to breathe was unusual. Most shots have an extra second or two at the beginning or end that gives the movie as a whole a kind of shaggy suspense.