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  • Digging Up the Marrow

    Digging Up the Marrow 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    A flawed, but fun experiment in the found footage horror and mockumentary formats. Adam Green plays with the conventions (both of the familiar recurring elements and fan expo varieties) of horror fandom and the fan/creator dynamic quite well by putting himself in the situation of discovering something bigger than himself or his "documentary" subject. One can see the influences from the likes of Nightbreed or Blair Witch sprinkled throughout, but Marrow presents them in a fashion that is at least…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo 1958

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 31 Mar, 2015

    Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of color composition, paranoia and obsession. Of course, Hitchcock dealt with all three of these elements in films before and after this, but Vertigo arguably combines all three in this gorgeous and haunting story of a man clinging to the past. The composition for almost every shot is so wonderfully detailed and specific, from the subtle facial ticks of James Stewart to the red aura that frames Kim Novak's face in a gorgeous halo. It's all in…

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.