Lee Ritchie

"You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it."

Favorite films

  • Spirited Away
  • Chungking Express
  • Paris, Texas
  • Tampopo

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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★

  • Like Father, Like Son

    ★★★

  • Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

  • Maelström

    ★★½

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    Something I've learned from the two four hour movies I've ever seen; is that they better be worth fucking investing half a day into. This is obvious, but specifically I'm on about the finales. This and Gone with the Wind are my current marathon epics of cinema, based on length alone, and I've thoroughly enjoyed both.

    Gone with the Wind, though, I would admit isn't exactly a fantastic film. On the blu-ray they added in a five minute intermission in…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★

    Ghost in the Shell is a film held back by the fact that I could never fully appreciate it until multiple viewings. On a singular watch I'm left appreciating not much beyond the astounding visual flair and animation finesse.

    I'm not a huge anime guy. Back in the day I watched my share of Death Note and Digimon (the film of which, I still have a huge guilty pleasure for), and more recently I'm considering checking out Evangelion, Attack on…

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  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    ★★

    "100 Years 100 Movies" list by Lee Towler (47/100)

    A lot of this isn't really a review of The Outsiders, if you don't fancy reading me ramble on about Coppola for a bit then skip ahead a few paragraphs.

    Honestly, nothing would make me happier than to see Coppola in his prime again like back in the '70s. Well a few things would. If I found myself married to Mia Wasikowska I'd be happier, certainly. But Coppola being on his…

  • Dogville

    Dogville

    ★★★★

    Unflinchingly brutal without the need for gore or profanity. Lars von Trier has been knows to provoke for the sake of provoking, and while I wouldn't say he's light of doing that here it's certainly got enough substance behind the provocations to be a worth while experience.

    I've had a pretty lacklustre experience with von Trier's filmography up until this point. Melancholia had potential in its premise but overall couldn't connect to the monotonous dronings. Dancer in the Dark had…