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  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★

    this is better than i remembered. a solid blockbuster about a very masculine notion of heroism. a kind of moby dick.
    it's well made and particularly well paced. remarkably good at being readable and clear while still feeling chaotic.

  • Scaramouche

    Scaramouche

    ★★★★

    extremely enjoyable. it's got it all: action, comedy & romance.
    i'm a sucker for 'mise en abime' so i love all the stuff on stage.
    it's clearly a crowd pleaser, and the equivalent of a blockbuster, but it's still so well-crafted, the dialogue and the fights are really good (the stunts are fantastic). maybe it's because there was still some enthusiasm, some sense of discovery, of pushing the medium.

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  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man

    ★★★½

    hollywood-verhoeven is probably one of my favourite filmmakers of the 90s.

    there is something about how perfectly sarcastic his tone is that blows my mind.

  • Generation War

    Generation War

    ★★★★

    i down know why i started watching this series but after a few minutes i knew i wouldn't be able to stop. i watched all 4 1/2 hours of it in a row. at the end i was sobbing.
    it broke my fucking heart.
    it's melodramatic as hell.
    i like steven spielberg.

    i found this to be one of the most powerful anti-war films i've ever seen. it is a war film completely devoid of heroism (except for one minor…