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  • À nos Amours

    À nos Amours 1983

    Watched 31 Mar, 2015

    First Pialat and holy shit... I have the sneaking suspicion that this is going to stay with me for a very very long time. A true emotional and physical anomaly. Stunning and tragic.

  • Amour fou

    Amour fou 2014

    Watched 24 Mar, 2015 1

    "I agree that life is meaningless and people are cruel, but there's no need to let it bother you so much."

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat 2015

    Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    "It's all about if I can get close enough, fast enough."

    There's no trace of the mythic in Mann's contemporary universe, only strict instances of action and reaction swirling around to dizzying effect. The visceral and physical escalation bubbles up to the surface and leaves a lasting, personal mark. Moments of romance are present but brief: Hemsworth's Hathaway surveying his lover's neckline and skin (Claire Denis has mastered this by now), or the same couple holding each other late in…

  • The Thing

    The Thing 1982

    Watched 02 Mar, 2015 5

    Kurt Russell wielding a flamethrower is cinema.