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  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★½

    This is just Denzel's all the way, you're with him for 3 hours and he's riveting the entire time. It's not quite a 5 banger simply because some of the other performances (thinking mainly bit parts like journalists and such) don't measure up. There's something off at times with deliveries and pieces of dialogue that feel a little bit over the top.

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★★

    There's nothing quite like Buffalo '66, in terms of how it looks, its rhythm, the acting, it's all something special. It's a movie I just like speeeending time with, just speeeending time.

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    Electric film with phenomenal performances. I love the way the camera moves, it's got shades of Scorsese while still being its own thing.

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    Sherlock, Jr.

    ★★★★★

    Amazed by what he accomplished in this picture. Some of the things that they do are honestly ridiculous, truly the magic of cinema.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    ★★★★½

    Sloooow burn, but I'm there for the whole ride.

  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    ★★★★★

    It just looks ridiculously good. I don't quite know what it is, but there's something about films from the 70's. A mix of looking incredibly real, while still having a unique film-look. In Sorcerer you get that incredible look coupled with some of the most amazing locations ever put on film. What a world, what a ride.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    Absurd masterpiece. Such an odd film, I can't think of anything else like it. Griffin Dunne is brilliant in it, he turns the weird into something that makes a strange sort of sense during the course of the night he goes through. Fantastic way to wrap things up as well.

  • George Washington

    George Washington

    ★★★★★

    Terrible things happen all around us, but if we can just all take turns being the hero, I'm sure it'll all be okay. Wear that cape, take care of that dog, man. David Gordon Green has soul, oh he's got so much soul.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    The use of comedy to undercut everything in this is amazing. It's incredible that they make it work considering the story and the situations they get into. The performances across the board are fantastic, and Bong just knows how to shoot a film.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Didn't dig the look of the film, didn't dig the way they all acted (maybe apart from John C. Reilly, he's always good), didn't dig the song choices for the most part, and I don't feel like they should have shown as much as they did of what Kevin did. Not in line with the kind of movie I felt it was.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★★

    Looks so good. It's truly an epic, Lean the master of that. So much of this movie looks like it could have been shot yesterday, it's absolutely timeless. It feels brutal and real, yet still like a grand story, movie magic all the way.

  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours

    ★★★★

    Doesn't hold up as well as I thought it would. It doesn't actually look very good. It's almost got a youtube timelapse sorta look, took me out of the experience somewhat. Boyle always seems to be going ahead with the newest technologies, and this one and definitely 28 Days Later just don't hold up at all when it comes to the look of the films.