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  • Halloween 1978

    ★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    First time viewing. Great soundtrack and some cool creepy shots. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold much suspense beyond that. torture porn and other lamentable genres have rendered this more than a bit stiff and hokey.

    I do love the groundwork being laid for decades of idiotic, murderable, protaganists in all horror movies that follow this.

    Fun to watch but very hard to imagine being scared or creeped out by it.

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    The ever present steady cam really *should* be annoying but, for me, it adds to the overall tension of the story. Much like a real stage play, the story wouldnt have worked as well without the limited area to exist within.

    Not perfect but the meta aspects of all the actors and that accomplished camera work make it a damn entertaining watch.

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  • The Immigrant 2013

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    Cinematography was honestly gorgeous. Can't sing it's praises enough. Acting was believable and solid. However, Story was boring, predictable and unengaging (for me, remember this is subjective).

    Would not recommend but would suggest looking up screenshots or snippets just to enjoy the cinematography.

  • Manhattan 1979

    Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Reviewing classics that you managed to never see until recently rarely yields any worthwhile insight for anyone involved. I will say, the hype regarding the cinematography did not do it justice. Stunning looking start to finish.