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  • The Lion King 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2014

    Looks great on blu, it's a classic, what's not to like.

  • Stand by Me 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jun, 2014 8

    One of the best depictions of friendship ever I would say. The way these guys interact and go through things together feels extremely real. The song choices are excellent and pretty much everyone involved does a good job. Definitely a favourite.

  • Mud 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jun, 2014 1

    Even better the second time around. McConaughey's performance was even more amazing this time. All the little things he does hit home like a knockout at the end. Probably my favorite performance of his. The first time I watched it it was mostly about discovery and excitement and from Ellis and Neckbone's point of view. It was more about Mud this time, and the way he affects everyone around him.

  • Breaking the Waves 1996

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2014

    The approach seems quite simple yet it's unlike anything I've ever seen before. Von Trier commits 100% and that's without a doubt the best thing I can say about this film. When that last scene rolls in I just had to hand it to him. Not nearly enough directors have the guts to go there and those who do often spill said guts all over the place.

    I love his musical choices and I love the room he gives the actors. It's a tough film but he earns it and it's definitely worth watching.

  • Chungking Express 1994

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2014

    I wasn't quite sure where to go on this one but after that last shot and the song kicks in there was no doubt. It's a film I'll need to revisit for sure, as there are quite a few things I wasn't clear on but for something as simple as the feeling those last moments left me with it's top marks. The soundtrack throughout is fantastic, especially in the bar scene with Takeshi Kaneshiro and Brigitte Lin. I almost wish that scene never ended. Not enough praise could ever be heaped upon the cinematography. Gorgeous, beautiful stuff.

  • Before Midnight 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2014

    What always amazes me is how real they manage to make these films. Bringing the truth!

  • In America 2002

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2014

    Magnificent film. Moving on so many levels and beautiful in its simplicity. The girls deliver fantastic performances - certainly some of the best child performances I've ever seen. Paddy Considine is all heart in an early performance and the way New York is portrayed is full of wonder and magic.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014 2

    An amazing experience once again. On a scene by scene basis there is so much that works and I could go on and on listing favorite moments (the flashback with the mother and alligator would be the top, no doubt, though), but when it is all over I am left with a feeling that this is as complete as it gets. Everything you need is right here.

  • True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014

    Just gets better. The language is on a level so far above anything that it is hard to understand. Bridges and Damon have got to be one of the greatest pairings ever, and on top of their talking-duels you get a fantastic Hailee Steinfeld. I won't even mention Deakins.

  • Collateral 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2014

    Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx - that's all you need. They work together like magic. Cruise's Vincent is savage and professional - and Cruise sells it all the way. It's a joy to watch. Add a little weight, carried completely by Foxx and you've got a winner.

  • The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Feb, 2014 8

    I was a little worried that I might not like this as much as the first time I watched it, but no problem there. My favorite Wes Anderson film and probably among my favorite films outside of that. Anderson films are always shot masterfully but it is still worth mentioning. It's got its own distinct look to it, and every shot is wonderful just to look at. I love the shot going through the train, highlighting where all the characters…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2014

    That last firelit sequence is still mind-blowing. Deakins, not enough praise could ever be put upon that man.