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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2015

    Fincher's best, I have to say when it really comes down to it. You've got three great lead performances from Gyllenhaal, Ruffalo and Downey Jr., you've got a piece of the 60's and 70's and you buy it and Fincher shows that he's the master at slow-building terror as well as hard-hitting terror.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Oct, 2015

    Even stronger on a second watch. Interstellar is a beautiful and brave film.

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Oct, 2015 5

    What a fucking film.

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2015

    First thought as soon as the film was over was that I wanted to watch it again right then and there. Didn't have a chance to, but I'm going back tonight. I guess I can't really explain the impact Sicario had on me better than that. Rare is the film that I could instantly rewatch. Everything about it is pure and raw. It's filmmaking at its very very finest, all elements are taken care of by the best in their…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Oct, 2015

    It just flies by. It's so wonderfully constructed and Ralph Fiennes gives one of the best performances in a Wes Anderson film. Definitely one of my favourite Anderson flicks.

  • Three Kings

    Three Kings 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Sep, 2015 2

    This holds up incredibly well. It moves at a fantastic pace and all the performances are spot on - pretty amazing when you think about the different tones the movie juggles. And holy fuck, it looks incredible.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2015

    I'm always surprised at how great Scorsese is in his scene. I shouldn't be though, but still. What a guy. How far off is Silence?

  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2015 7

    It's just powerful filmmaking that knocks me out once again. Performances out of this world and Audiard has a fun sense for popular music and what works in a scene.

  • A Prophet

    A Prophet 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Aug, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Absolutely one of the best prison films of all time. It's brutal, extremely well acted, incredibly intense and perfectly paced. There's a fantastic sense of when to add a good song and montage that shit and there's a real feeling for when to hit hard or take it slow. The film wouldn't work without Tahar Rahim - he sells every seconds. You have to believe his transformation from a scared but violent 19 year old to the king of the castle. And he delivers.

  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Aug, 2015 3

    It's all in that piece of music. It starts out with a sort of buzzing, not quite, but almost and then comes the clapping and the strings and it's quietly soaring, quietly so I don't notice it until it's all over and then I'm left there floating, hanging, not quite sure if I'm happy or sad, probably a bit of both. It ends the way it's gotta end, it ends where many films don't end and anybody watching the film can take away exactly what they want from it.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2015

    There is plenty to analyse here and maybe someday I will, but it works just as well if you simply take it for what it is. It's got one of Cage's best performances, it's got Scorsese in a phenomenal mode that is unlike anything else I've seen by him and it's got one of the best soundtracks out there. Really, every song is great and is a perfect fit. The lighting is also a highlight in this film. It makes…

  • Serpico

    Serpico 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2015

    Probably the best combination of hair and beard ever put on screen. And Pacino's wardrobe in this? That's 5 stars alone right there.