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  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 May, 2015 2

    It seems like people generally really liked this when it came out, but not many people actually loved it. Now that I've seen it a second time I can say for sure that it is a fantastic piece of filmmaking, among the best films to come out in the last few years. It clicks for me, ticks off the right boxes. This is movie magic, the way visuals and sounds work together.. the dialogue that floats in and out and…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 May, 2015

    So you pretty much get what it says on the cover and when the cover says it's a gloriously mad and gorgeously shot badass action epic that rivals most action films out there... well, that's pretty good.

  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 May, 2015

    I had forgotten just how insane things get in that last scene. McConaughey absolutely kills it, fuck, he hangs everybody out to dry. Not to say that the other performances are bad, they are actually really great. I really dig Haden Church. He nails his role completely. But M.M. is on a different level here.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2015 2

    What a performance from Leonardo. It's full steam ahead for three hours with no breaks. It's even better second time around and you really get to see how well made it is. Scorsese should make movies forever.

  • Apocalypto

    Apocalypto 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2015

    Just as phenomenal as always. I'll go ahead and mention that Mel Gibson viking flick again since the world would be a better place with that existing. Mel Gibson knows how to make a film brutal, beautiful, incredibly paced and just about everything else a great movie should be. If he got a chance again people would realise that he has the potential to be one of the best directors working today.

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Feb, 2015

    Incredibly paced with fantastic action scenes throughout. It's one I can go back to again and again.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Feb, 2015 3

    I watched this on Wednesday and I haven't really been able to write anything about it until now. Not sure that I am able now, either, as a matter of fact.

    Inherent Vice is pretty much unlike anything else I've ever seen. It's got its own tone and atmosphere, working on a different level than other films. I can't really wrap my head around it and I'm not sure exactly what it is or why it affected me the way…

  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Feb, 2015

    Just as fantastic as ever. Rourke gives one of my favourite performances of all time. So phenomenal.

  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Feb, 2015 2

    It keeps getting better every time I watch it. One of my favourite films by now, probably dancing around somewhere in the top 20.

    Everything, absolutely everything is magnificent in the Master. The score is one of the all time greats - it is fantastic. And the song selections throughout are gold, just golden gold.

    PSH singing Slow Boat to China to Joaquin had me like nothing else this time. It will live on forever, it's one of those moments.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Feb, 2015

    Looks amazing on blu and it will probably never get old.

  • There Will Be Blood

    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

    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..