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  • The Fall

    The Fall 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2012

    Visually lush, mildly problematic, and kind of just darn beautiful.

  • Footnote

    Footnote 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Apr, 2012

    Father-son issues told from the other way 'round: a father labors in strict ascetic obscurity, scowling as his far more likable son collects accolades and regard. A mild dark comedy ensues when roles are suddenly switched, with a prestigious award going (mistakenly) to the father rather than the son. The comedy falls away in the third act and things draw out to bleak conclusions. Were it not for the abruptness in the final third, I'd go with a higher rating. Worth seeing, just don't expect any rainbows in the end.

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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★★ Added

    Probably the best film noir to come out of Hollywood since Chinatown.

  • The Constant Gardener

    The Constant Gardener 2005

    ★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Do you want me to come home?"

    "I am home."

    Thoughtfully executed and patiently paced (as all la Carré adaptations should be) with an emotionally devastating conclusion (when it dawns on you what Fiennes' protagonist voluntarily submits himself to).