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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    Fuck Ocean's this is where it's at.

  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    ★★★★★

    “Look up at the stars Rosie.”

    Richard Farnsworth’s eyes, the young hitchhikers’ perfect acting in that scene (she is absolutely amazing, the emotions in her eyes and face, the way she stands after helping the old man up), the two old veterans unloading at the bar (which after those recent events made me feel all the more angry and sad).
    The look on Harry Dean Stanton’s face when he sees the lawnmower.

    All the idiosyncratic and understated choices Lynch makes…

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…