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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2016

    Wow. That was something quite different. Such a strange film, a complete mix of surreal, amazingly beautiful, monotonous, at times disturbing, confusing, and in moments harrowing (as a parent) scenes. Johansson is perfect, giving a real sense of disconnection befitting her alien status. It's an incredibly hard film to rate, but I can't deny that it's something I'll be thinking about for a while.

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    I read the book sometime in the last few years, but long enough ago that I didn't remember certain details (which was refreshing), and I have to say that the film is pretty much exactly how I imagined it would be. Romanek has a great style, which didn't disappoint here, and Cary Mulligan I think was perfect for the part. There are certainly more layers in the book, but I think that's to be said for any adaptation of a…

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  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2011 6

    A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.

  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2011 4

    BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

    So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).