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  • The Last Samurai

    The Last Samurai 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jun, 2015

    Probably the best version Dances with Wolves I've seen. Gotta great sense of scale and very satisfying action. They even have the Glory tear here! 3 times!!!

  • Brigadoon

    Brigadoon 1954

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    A musical that in general motif comes across as a lesser and weirder Sound of Music, with some notable numbers here and there but no real showstoppers, save maybe for Almost Like Being in Love. But visually this thing is just stunning in Cinemascope. The lack of a Bluray release is criminal here as every shot is gorgeous with luscious sets and costuming. It feels like it should be an epic musical but it's just not there.

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  • The People vs. Larry Flynt

    The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…

  • Men in Black

    Men in Black 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014 1

    Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.

    While just from the…