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  • Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2014

    Go here for your acting masterclass. Kechiche is not the greatest director out there from the looks of things. He loves closeups a bit too much but the actors make it work. Exarchopoulos and Seydoux are sensational, phenomenal, magnificent.

    It brings the truth, goddamnit, and that's all we need.

  • Dancer in the Dark 2000

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Nov, 2014 3

    Phenomenal performance from Björk. One for the all time halls. Absolutely beautiful and devastating. Just go read FilmApe's review, he says it all.

  • The Apartment 1960

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    Not a lot to say that people haven't already said. It's pretty good - movie-wise. There's not a lot else to add, that's just the way it crumbles - cookie-wise.

  • Eraserhead 1977

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 13

    What it all comes down to and the magic touch that Lynch brings for me: I see things I've never seen before and the things that I've seen before, he shows me in a different way. I don't need to understand everything that goes on because, in its own way, there is a certain logic to every single thing happening onscreen. Eraserhead is stacked full of fantastic awe-inspiring images and sounds that, to me, embody cinema. This is what it's all about.

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    Also, I had definitely not expected the title to play into things the way that it did.

  • Paris, Texas 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014 8

    Gorgeous cinematography. In a theatre. Love it.

    Doesn't so much pack an emotional punch as it just fills you up with pain and sadness and love and family and feelings you don't know what to do with. Things lost and things found. A wonderful film.

  • The Great Beauty 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    I can completely understand the people that would find this pretentious and weird for the sake of being so, but for me it was more than that. It's sort of summed up in that closing music. Something so beautiful that everything else fades away. I couldn't not believe Sorrentino when that music was playing. It might be perceived any which way but I believe that he is being honest and this is coming from the heart. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all "just a trick".

  • The Big Lebowski 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Sep, 2014 24

    Big Lebowski drink-along with white russians in the theatre? Life's pretty good.

  • Starred Up 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2014 1

    This was one of those films that steadily built up a line of good reviews while here was me, thinking it looked pretty solid. Sure, I'd check it out sometime.

    Put to shame. What a gut-punch. I'd put it right up there with A Prophet. It's not as "epic" but it's got the emotional side set in stone. Sort of a must for every father/son. Unpleasant but it brings the truth and that's all you can ask for.

  • True Romance 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Sep, 2014 18

    I like you Clarence. Always have, always will.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2014 5

    Ethan Hawke.

  • Badlands 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2014

    This is this.

  • Miller's Crossing 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Aug, 2014

    The thing that gets me with Miller's Crossing is the world we're dumped into. There's something a little bit off, something not quite like other gangster films. There's violence, sure, and when it hits, it's brutal. But still, there's something different going on. The Coen's don't need to do any explaining or any setting up. This is the world, this is the language and what language! The tonal shifts, very slight ones at that, work so well. It seems so…