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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    This fucked me up.

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    My God. What beauty to behold in this movie. Two of the greatest sequences I've experienced in cinema are in this single piece. Both differing so greatly from one another.

    The tracking shot across No Man's Land is the best display of war I've seen in film. Following Colonel Dax across the hellish terrain between the trenches as his men fall victim to mortality all around him. Death swallows seemingly every soldier who leaves the trenches save Colonel Dax, who…

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  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

    ★★★★★

    This is the first time I have seen Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. I must start by saying, good lord is this a beautiful film to look at. The cinematography done by Néstor Almendros and Haskell Wexler is among the best I have ever seen. The seemingly endless wheat fields of the Texas panhandle lend themselves incredibly to Malick and his crew; allowing for some truly wondrous shots, like the house viewed from a distance or the sun setting on…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    I have a growing appreciation for the aesthetic Wes Anderson employs in his films. It's always the little things with this guy, which makes me wonder if he doesn't have a rather severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder. But nonetheless, it makes his movies very beautiful. Of the films of his I have seen, this is the most I enjoyable first viewing. Though I find it important to note that Anderson's films are always better with repeated viewings.

    Cinematographer Robert…