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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★

    You can analyze it through the lens(es) of 2017 political correctness all you want (is there anything more naïve than to judge old films, or any work of art for that matter, by today's standards?), it's still better and more entertaining than the majority of things Hollywood puts out these days, racial "insensitivity" and all.

    Great Scott!

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★

    Bizarre?
    Yes.
    Ridiculous?
    Yes.
    Boobs?
    Yes.
    Over the top acting?
    Yes.
    Gory?
    Yes.
    Pretentious dialogue?
    Yes.
    Unique?
    Yes.

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  • Collateral

    Collateral

    Michael Mann is one of my favorite living American directors. He is probably the greatest stylist in contemporary cinema, but his films are always more than just formal experiments.
    In Collateral he creates a nocturnal space that is both poetic and menacing, and even with its flawed third act, Mann's film is a near cinematic masterpiece.

  • Happy Feet Two

    Happy Feet Two

    Happy Feet Two - or: how cosmological harmony and existential questions are increased by its energetic musicality.
    Miller's limpid mise-en-scène link the film's thematic complexities, the intimate to the collective with pulsating emotion, proving once again that he is one of the finest storytellers of our time.
    A truly remarkable (and neglected) film.