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  • Akira

    Akira 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2015 7

    Stop 30 of My March Around the World: Japan

    For my last film in this year's March Around the World challenge I had originally planned to watch Akira Kurosawa's celebrated The Seven Samurai . Because of some issues with availability I ended up with another Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo's epic science fiction thriller Akira to be specific.

    Akira is the sort of film that you don't know anything about before you get more seriously into film, but then hear very often…

  • Persona

    Persona 1966

    Watched 30 Mar, 2015 13

    Stop 29 of My March Around the World: Sweden

    For my penultimate stop in this year's challenge, I decided to take a leap into cold water and finally watch my first film directed by Ingmar Bergman.

    Did I like it? Did I even understand it? I can answer both of those questions with a resounding "I don't know!"
    As with The Master I can only offer a few glimpses into my thought process, as I'm still deeply confused, about what…

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  • Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Aug, 2013 18

    Deep Blue Sea is a mess, but a deeply entertaining one (if you pardon my stupid pun)

    Because it's a mess and because I'm lazy and tired, I'll just provide some thoughts and notes, instead of a proper review:

    * First of all, Saffron Burrows. She's pretty and all that, but what a black hole of charisma she is in this movie. I don't think she emoted at all, even when she was in danger. I know, that she was…

  • Candyman

    Candyman 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2013 5

    "Week 1 of the Adapted April Challenge"

    Film 3 of the Top 50 Horror Project

    I was very excited that my first assignment was to be Candyman , a movie that I wanted to see for a long time. I had heard very much about it, but mostly that it was an important horror movie everyone interested in horror should see. So I knew nothing specific about it and just figured it would be an usual horror flick about an…