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  • Alice

    Alice 1990

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    So it's time for Woody in the 90's. It feels a little weird giving this such a high score after having just given Crimes and Misdemeanors only 3,5 but what can I say - this one just clicked with me, so there we are.

    Alice brings Woody in top form. It's a delightful film. It's playful and unrestrained while still remaining a Woody Allen film. Mia Farrow is just brilliant for this role and there are great, great performances from…

  • Repulsion

    Repulsion 1965

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    It's a little slow but it's got a great lead performance and some good shots here and there.

  • Riddick

    Riddick 2013

    ★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015 2

    It starts out in a pretty cool way as a survival film and I really wish it would have stayed that way because it just gets generic after that, sort of boring. It's got some cool creature design and I dug the overall look of the world. Vin Diesel is a solid lead but everyone else is poorly written and uninteresting.

  • Snow Angels

    Snow Angels 2007

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    That ending comes around, those last few quiet minutes and it's like a sledgehammer to the guts. There is such a mix of beauty and heartbreak on display. Broken people, people in love, people coming together and people hurting each other. DGG - bringer of truth to the people.

  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront 1954

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    Such a well-written film. Everything builds perfectly and clicks in just the right way. Brando kills it of course.

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2015

    Didn't fully click with me on a first watch but it seems like there is plenty to go back and find on rewatches. Great performances all around though.

  • The People vs. Larry Flynt

    The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2015

    It's a little long and it does feel like it's court case after court case towards the end. May be true and all but that doesn't make it interesting. All the scenes between Woody and Courtney are golden though. They work perfectly together and it really does hit hard in some scenes.

  • Sleepers

    Sleepers 1996

    ★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2015

    It just sort of passes by and it feels like nothing is made of any events happening in the film. It really feels like nobody cares about being in the film, maybe with the exception of De Niro.

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera 2004

    ★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015

    Too long and the performances are mostly boring and not that good. Emmy Rossum is good though. She is the only one who sells the songs a little bit. Gerard Butler is horribly miscast, I don't really get why he is in here. There was also obviously a lack of communication in regards to accents. That shit is all over the place.

  • Planes, Trains, And Automobiles

    Planes, Trains, And Automobiles 1987

    ★★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2015 9

    Not entirely on board with this one but it grows on you in a way. The ending is great for sure.

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2015 2

    A solid action flick. It's not quite as amazing as people were saying but I definitely dig how simple things are. They don't cut cut cut all the time, so the action looks good and Keanu really sells it.

    There are a couple of musical choices though... that just don't work.

  • Men & Chicken

    Men & Chicken 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2015 2

    Anders Thomas Jensen returns to directing after ten years absence. And what a return. It's darker than anything he has done before, I would say, but it's just as funny and Danish. I can't see this working well in many other countries.

    The whole cast is on fire, Mads Mikkelsen, of course. Spitting quotable lines right, left and center.

    The film looks great, the music is pretty great and unusual and it's just a riot. This is what Danish cinema is all about.

    Best of 2015 got off to a fantastic start.