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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    For me, the hallmark of Whale's Frankenstein is the visual tension between the elegant camera movements and compositions and the rawness of what, in 1931, must have been certain of visceral horror. The moment the monster's face is first revealed, when Whale cuts quickly into close-up, and then an even tighter close-up, of the monster's hooded eyes and trembling mouth, immediately follows shots that, while well-composed, aren't particularly memorable. In the end, the monster's struggle to escape the burning windmill…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    I'm team Iron Man.

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    4, maybe 5, thoughts on The Wolf of Wall Street:

    1) It's no surprise that Scorsese is associated (somewhat reductively) with the gangster film; Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino are, perhaps, the best examples of the genre in its late form. The three films form a sort of digestive series: in Mean Streets, the gangsters are nearly powerless hustlers; in Goodfellas, they're more dangerous but still underground; in Casino, they practically run a major American city. The gangster is a…

  • Kustom Kar Kommandos

    Kustom Kar Kommandos

    ★★★

    Yo he's definitely gonna fuck that car