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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Mar, 2015

    Not to be fucked with. I long for the two seconds in which Curtis Hanson was a serious filmmaker, because he knew how to get inside characters' heads while spinning riveting stories like nobody's business. Spacey gives the flashiest performance here and he's excellent as always, but the subtle evolution of the relationship between Crowe's Bud White and Pearce's Ed Exley is the film's beautiful highlight. The scene were they burst into Patchett's house, shotguns aimed and all bad blood forgotten, is a fistpump moment like no other. An immaculately-made noir homage that also ranks as one of the genre's greatest.

  • The Untouchables

    The Untouchables 1987

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2015 2

    One of the most singularly entertaining movies ever made. There's a joy and an earnestness to The Untouchables that may make it seem simplistic or even cheesy in a world where Boardwalk Empire exists, but this cast paired with this story creates irresistible movie magic. Sean Connery's performance is perfect and De Palma's direction as deliriously cinematic as it's ever been. Here endeth the lesson.

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  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors 2012

    ★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2012 13

    To say that Holy Motors has been praised would be the understatement of the century. It has been discussed and interpreted more than probably any other movie this year. Furthermore, seemingly every major critic loves it. It has a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, an 84 on Metacritic, and my boy Film Crit Hulk placed it at the very top of his 2012 list, ahead of Django Unchained, The Master, Looper, and several other terrific titles. However, there's something none of…

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home

    Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2012 3

    "I just wanna feel that we both wanna, like, be in love. I want it so...bad."

    Have you ever felt like you're drifting aimlessly through life? Have you ever longed for someone to love, a longing that runs so deep you can hardly contain your emotions when you're alone in your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever felt like everyone's abandoned you? Have you ever felt like none of it means anything? Have you ever felt…