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  • Vanishing Point 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Sep, 2014

    So what's the best thing about Vanishing Point?

    The fact that is pretty much a 100 minute car chase?

    The fact that is pretty much an arty B- movie?

    It's wonderful soundtrack?

    The fact the film is about freedom, and the revolting spirit of the oppressed?

    The fact that it pretty much shows you it's ending straight off, and then just gushes sexual music and car shots at you for an hour?

    Well, yes.

    Vanishing Point is so much more than the sum of its parts.

    Probably the coolest film ever made.

  • The Illusionist 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    Edward Norton is a very likeable actor, just not a very good one.

    For much of The Illusionist he just looks bored and humourless, and the film coasts along on fine supporting performances from Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, and Rufus Sewell. Giamatti in particular is quite spectacular.

    Yet as a whole package The Illusionist fails to illude greatness.

    However, that doesn't stop it from being a good movie.

    It's acting, it's production values, and it's clever story are all credit to director Neil Burger and his team. The Illusionist is a lovely looking movie. It's just one that could benefit from holding something back.

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