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  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    ★★★★

    Herzog dwells in the nuances. Every shot is like a photograph, magnificently framed. He creates an art film more so than a horror film, taking his time with everything and letting us soak in the beautiful and simultaneously dreadful world that he has created. German Expressionism's footprint is also visible here in the structure of the Count's mansion and the look of the vampire himself. What a beautiful masterpiece.

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★

    In a similar vein of "All the President's Men" or "Zodiac" more recently. I think these films often get too caught up in the investigative work and reporting that it forgets that there's an audience there. The characters, though, are greatly written and acted out with such aplomb that it makes you sick that people can be that good at acting. I like style and imperfection, though, and this movie was perfectly made. That does not, however, necessarily imply that it's a great movie. It's a good movie.

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  • The Dead Pool

    The Dead Pool

    ★★½

    When your favorite actor and favorite band are in the same movie together, you have to watch it. This was a poorly-made movie, I thought. And it all falls on the director. Eastwood was right, too, when decided to leave the Dirty Harry character as it had, in fact, become a caricature. This unknown actor by the name of James Carrey seems promising, though.

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★

    This film doesn't say anything new. We get it, war is hell. It does touch on the personal side of war. A bunch of souls killing other souls. The captains are just as scared as the privates. The imagery is nice and visually it's well-executed.