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  • Sherlock, Jr.

    Sherlock, Jr. 1924

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2016

    Incredible. Absolutely amazing. The sequence where he enters the movie and the scenery keeps changing is mental, it holds up so well, I can't believe it. And the action sequence at the end that just keeps going and going and going could honestly rival most things made these days. What a joyous and wonderful picture, incredible, incredible.

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success 1957

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2016 11

    90 minutes of straight fire. Tony Curtis, he tears through everything, goes through ups and downs, sells everything like it's nothing. Burt Lancaster - how have I never seen a film with him before? That haircut, man. The dialogue crackles and burns, it's mean, it's dirty, it's wonderful. That poster too, right? For my money, one of the best movies I have seen from the 50s. It handles everything so well.

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Feb, 2016 4

    Incredible. Every shot - and I really do mean every single shot - looks fantastic. The entire film is flawlessly put together, it is truly the work of masters at the top of their game. From a filmmaking standpoint, this is probably the best thing the Coens have ever created. It's their own thing, while at the same time staying so close to Cormac McCarthy. I haven't read this book, but the dialogue and tone is right out of many of his other books.

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence 1974

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016 4

    Powerhouse performances from Rowlands and Falk, just phenomenal stuff. 'A Woman Under the Influence' is pretty much unlike anything else I've seen. It feels incredibly real, but in an unreal way somehow. Many of the scenes go on slightly longer than expected and things get uncomfortable, and you're waiting for everything to work out and maybe it does and maybe it doesn't.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016 4

    Everything that the magic of cinema is to me. It's a shot of the purest film right to the heart. There are sequences in here that are up there with anything else I've seen on screen. The action sequences are brutal, visceral, heart-beating-like-it-won't-ever-stop quality. Also, it might be all that anybody talks about with this flick, but that cinematography. A man at the top of his game, above his game, doing anything he feels like and making it look so easy. A masterwork, and the best film of 2015 that I have seen so far.

  • True Romance

    True Romance 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jan, 2016 2

    Just gotta spin this once in a while. Remains as fresh as ever. Val Kilmer kills it so hard as the King and Dick Richie, what can I say. He's an underrated character. No one ever talks about him but there is something there, something hidden under all the chaos. I don't know quite what, but every time I watch this flick I uncover a little more with Dick's character.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2016 3

    A change of pace for QT. When I found the rhythm and accepted that, I was completely on board. It's one that needs a rewatch with expectations under control, but I do already feel that there are a couple of scenes here that rank among the best Tarantino has written.

    One thing that should definitely be mentioned is that the length of the film was not an issue at all. The intermission helps with this, and I liked where they…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2016 1

    Alleged midday nap? That's brilliant. So many lines that you don't necessarily pick up the first time, but it's all there to be found. And there are the instantly fantastic lines..



  • Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2

    Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2016

    Perfect way to wrap things up. The use of music is all over the place in the best possible way and the film keeps you moving from one character to another in regards to who you'd like to see come out on top. That's hard to do, but Kashyap manages to do it.

  • Goodfellas

    Goodfellas 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Dec, 2015

    Greatest rise and fall of all time. Nothing is missing. The pacing of this film is out of this world, it's incredible. Contender for best film of all time.

  • Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1

    Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Dec, 2015

    I have been waiting for this film for I don't know how long. And it delivers. Though I will say that as far as I know, the film is meant to be watched in one complete edition and the only thing that has now become available on netflix is a tv-series edition split into 8 episodes? What's the idea behind that? It's the same fuckin movie. Anyway. It's just as epic as I had hoped it would be and the setting is fantastic. Kashyap is fantastic at cutting from this time to that time and between all the different characters. On to the next one.

  • Seven Psychopaths

    Seven Psychopaths 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Dec, 2015

    The first cut is the deepest...