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  • From Hell

    From Hell

    ★★½

    Watchlist Purge: Horror Edition III - #90

    From Hell is a gorgeous film. It revels in the darkness, using amber light to heighten the black shadows of the 1800s, and to reflect the disturbing story at it's core. It's also beautifully shot, with a number of really gorgeous frames.

    However, the narrative its core is lacking in a number of capacities. While using Jack the RIpper as inspiration (and the graphic novel from which this was derived) is not an…

  • Leviathan

    Leviathan

    ★★½

    Watchlist Purge: Horror Edition III - #89

    It's not horrible, as it has a pretty solid cast, and I am always game for an underwater monster film. However, it borrows far too liberally from other, much better, horror films; it never asserts its own aesthetic, or ideas. So, while it's entertaining, I can't say I would rate it much higher than I have here.

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    A modern masterpiece. The Coen Brothers create a world filled with silence and then use Hitchcock-esque suspense to tear violent holes in said world.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Well damn. That was quite a film. Fury Road manages to be entertaining with its action and profound with its storytelling. It's not a "blow you away, make you rethink life" kind of film, but it does rip your eyes from their sockets and captivate you from start to finish.

    If that's not a mark of a masterpiece, I don't know what is.