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  • 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.

  • The Fisher King 1991

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jan, 2014 8

    A rewatch that was a long time coming. This used to be one of my very favorite movies when I started getting into it all, and I was curious to see if it would live up to my amazing memories of it. Luckily it did. Gilliam's best work with great performances from everyone. Mercedes Ruehl is a stand-out.

    The film excels when dealing with the smaller, intimate character moments. Gilliam draws out all the emotions here, but it's subtle and…

  • The Deer Hunter 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014 6

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

  • Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jan, 2014 2

    For my money there is not much that beats the level of truth and love between Shannon and Chastain in this film.

  • Amadeus 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jan, 2014 1

    A fantastic experience.

  • Casino 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Jan, 2014 5

    Three hours, fast-paced, masterful filmmaking. Scorsese is firing away and every shot counts. He's hitting them right, left and center. The amount of songs he's got going (and every single song fitting like hand in velvet glove), is unbelievable. Sharon Stone is actually pretty fucking great as well. What a ride.

  • The Fountain 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jan, 2014 4

    This was one of the best rewatches for me ever. I watched it maybe 5 years ago for the first time and was blown away by the visuals but I remember not completely loving it. Over time I grew to love it, it improved in my mind but until today I was afraid I would not love it as much as I had come to love it over time. Once again I was blown away. This time by the visuals…

  • The Tree of Life 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jan, 2014 10

    I still can't wrap my head around it. I was going to talk about some favorite scenes but there are so many. One overtakes the other and they all get lost somewhere.