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  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven 2016

    ★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    Always love Denzel, but this just doesn't work. There was almost no personality to any of them and Sarsgaard plays the most cliched villain one could imagine.

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Sep, 2016 1

    Jake Gyllenhaal is so good in this. It is fantastically shot by Deakins and it works on rewatches.

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage 1921

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Sep, 2016

    Incredible images. Astounding what they accomplished. When it all started to come together it was completely devastating. It's slow, but those final moments are both beautiful and heartbreaking.

  • Leaves Out of the Book of Satan

    Leaves Out of the Book of Satan 1920

    ★★★ Watched 12 Sep, 2016

    It's way too long, and the 4 stories don't really gel into something great. They all just stand on their own, which is fine, but I'd rather have spent more time on two of them than watched all four. Cinematography is great, though, Dreyer wanted as much himself, so that's fine I guess.

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped 1956

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Sep, 2016

    Slow and methodical. Feel ready to escape a prison now.

  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Sep, 2016

    There's no reason at all for it to be as long as it is, but I enjoyed it quite a bit regardless. Patrick Wilson is a little bit off pace, but there are some pretty great scenes in here. Really liked the scene with the painting and Vera Farmiga.

  • Bleeder

    Bleeder 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Sep, 2016 2

    Brilliant. Just like Pusher, this film is on a different level when it comes to energy. It might be slower paced than Pusher, but it still feels like it doesn't ever take a rest. There's a constant fear under every scene with Kim Bodnia - who is fantastic - but it's broken up in bits by the beautiful story with Mads Mikkelsen and Liv Corfixen. It's a tough watch, definitely, but it's worth it.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast 1946

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Sep, 2016

    The way they bring the magic to life is stunning and brilliant.

  • Fanny & Alexander

    Fanny & Alexander 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2016

    A case of expectations and reality not really meeting up where they were supposed to. What I got was still great, just different. I think knowing what I know about the film now, having experienced it once, it'll play even better on a rewatch.

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas 2015

    ★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2016 9

    There's a solid Rock in here, but other than that it's pretty boring.

  • Starred Up

    Starred Up 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Sep, 2016

    So simple. One of the best films to come out in the last five years. It's the father-son thing for me, but everything is put together so perfectly around that as well.

  • Redemption

    Redemption 2013

    ★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2016 4

    Not very interesting at all. Feels so generic. Statham is pretty decent, admittedly, but doesn't have all that much around him to support him.