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  • Badlands 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2014

    This is this.

  • Miller's Crossing 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Aug, 2014

    The thing that gets me with Miller's Crossing is the world we're dumped into. There's something a little bit off, something not quite like other gangster films. There's violence, sure, and when it hits, it's brutal. But still, there's something different going on. The Coen's don't need to do any explaining or any setting up. This is the world, this is the language and what language! The tonal shifts, very slight ones at that, work so well. It seems so…

  • The Boat 1981

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014 2

    One of those epics that really earns its running time. There are some truly stunning scenes, talking both cinematography and intensity. After almost three and a half hours the ending really delivers in the perfect way.

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2014 4

    Of course it just gets better. Possibly the greatest film of the decade so far. Will Inherent Vice be too good?

  • Déjà Vu 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jul, 2014 4

    Denzel makes it. A lot of stuff is fantastic in Deja Vu but it's Denzel who rises above everything and adds emotion.

  • 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 2013

    ★★★★★ 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.