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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jul, 2015

    I did not expect this to hold up as well as it did. Still love it. It's top 2 or 3 Nolan, maybe even my favourite of his. The performances are top notch, the story is thrilling, mysterious and twisty and the pacing is right on target. It's also amazing how well it works on rewatches, when you know how it all turns out. It hits the spot emotionally and there is enough cool ideas and tricks to keep your brain working.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jul, 2015

    Even better second time. Jake G is on fire and owns every single scene he is in. Riz Ahmed is really good as well and I absolutely love the way they play off each other. It's got one of the tightest screenplays I've seen in a long time, too. Things get rolling right out of the gate and just keep rolling at full speed.

  • Angel Heart

    Angel Heart 1987

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jul, 2015 2

    I had completely forgotten how amazing this film is. Mickey Rourke gives one of his best performances and De Niro is badass in his small role. The best thing about the film is the atmosphere. It's jazzy, dark, sweaty, grim and all those other amazing things. Locations, pacing, man, everything is spot on here.

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jul, 2015

    That ending always gets me. Tarantino can definitely write deep, emotional scenes. Don't see why that is something people criticize him for.

  • King Kong

    King Kong 2005

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2015

    Glad to see I still love this baby. It's truly epic, and it's amazing how fast the extended cut at nearly 3,5 hours flies by. Great casting, and there's a perfect mix of fun, scary, silly, sad and dramatic. Kong looks pretty good, still, believe everything he does and his fight with the T-Rex's is still badass. All the locations are spot on and the different monsters are all appropriately disgusting, menacing or crazy enough. More love for this one.

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jun, 2015 8

    Even better second time. Brad Pitt is king. As subtle as he needs to be, he says everything there is to say. Great ending too. Miller kind of makes greatness out of all kinds of small situations that don't have to mean anything big, or that wouldn't mean anything in the hands of other directors.

  • 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.