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  • There Will Be Blood 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2015

    Don't get much better than this. The burning oil scene is as purely cinematic as it gets. Phenomenal, amazing.

  • The Last of the Mohicans 1992

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jan, 2015

    Day-Lewis with a badass performance, bringing the truth and the real emotions that no one else could have brought like him in this film. Michael Mann was in top form for this one. It looks amazing and it never really slows down. Everything is in perfect balance. And what a score..

  • Boogie Nights 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jan, 2015

    A fantastic film that goes through all sorts of emotions and interesting characters. It's sort of epic and sort of low-key and it's just amazingly well-made.

  • Killing Them Softly 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2015

    Gandolfini makes so much more with his character than he should be able to. Incredible performance.

    A modern classic. So stylish, badass and it packs a mean punch. I was even on board even more with the heavy commentary looming over everything. Pitt smashes everything with his last line of dialogue. That's how you wrap things up.

  • True Romance 1993

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015 5

    Even the poster ranks among the best ever.

  • A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2014 2

    This was a fantastic surprise. It wasn't what I thought it would be at all. It sort of turned my expectations on their head and delivered something that I had not seen before. Talking about that would spoil it, so I won't go into details.

    For overall impact and atmosphere this would be to 2014 what Killing Them Softly was to 2012 and Out of the Furnace was to 2013. Not saying they're necessarily similar in story or anything like that, but there is a certain pace and atmosphere to them all. Oscar Isaac is a badass.

  • 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".