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  • High Fidelity 2000

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    'High Fidelity' is fifteen years old now, and has aged like a fine vinyl record - a time capsule of a time gone by, but still cool.

    I think this is Cusack's best performance. He was great in 'Say Anything...' and the best part of the overpraised 'Maps to the Stars', but with his hand in writing the screenplay, he makes Rob Gordon, the list-making down-on-his-luck record store owner, feel real. Jack Black and a plethora of women fill the…

  • Tristana 1970

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    'Tristana' is a good film by a great director, and it shows. It's stylish, gorgeous work. Catherine Denueve is effortlessly watchable. Fernando Rey is sinister and sincere. However, I just feel like I didn't get much out of it once FIN popped on-screen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Dec, 2012 1

    Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential is a jazzy crime drama that pays homage to film-noir that preceeded, namely Chinatown.

    The performances are memorable, and each character is interesting enough to make you anticipate their next appearance. In my eye, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger were standouts as a man-beating detective and a prostitute that looks like Veronica Lake.

    I'm going to keep the plot very... hush-hush. This is a film for you to discover for yourself.

  • Metropolis 1927

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    You know 'Metropolis' is a masterpiece when the film is nearing 90 and still looks like what dreams are made of.

    Hokey Moroder score or not, Fritz Lang's film still remains a bold vision. Sure, his film is still 5% incomplete, but it's not about the story. It's about the fantastic visuals, bold originality, and maybe impossible directoral ambition that makes it a classic that still inspires today.