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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

    Watched 18 Nov, 2016 2

    Supports my theory that movies featuring a clean-shaven Colin Farrell are often utter shit.

  • Inferno

    Inferno 2016

    Watched 28 Oct, 2016 1

    Felicity Jones: can i get you anything?
    Hanks (with amnesia): uh, yes... it's hot... you drink it in the morning... not tea...
    Felicity Jones: coffee?
    Hanks: yes, coffee.

    best film of 2016

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  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Katherine Waterston's failed attempt to get the lights off in her bedroom by throwing a pillow at the light switch is one of the realest things I've ever seen.

  • 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…