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  • Self/less

    Self/less

    ★★★

    Self/less is a very interesting and compelling premise, but the finished film has some weaknesses that keep me from giving it too high of a score. I think the first thing I would change would be the movie's beginning and set-up. If the early character building/establishing scenes with Ben Kingsley were fuller I would have felt more comfortable with the character later, but as it was it felt rushed. Besides general immortality, I didn't appreciate his goal/endgame. It was also…

  • Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle

    ★★★

    Some things about this movie are intriguing and thrilling, while others are laughable and oddly acted and constructed. A fun watch if you're into WWII plots of espionage and secluded lighthouse island settings for half the film. It can be a bit pulpy at times but that might add to the charm.

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  • Biutiful

    Biutiful

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of the 2nd Letterboxd Film Festival.

    After this second viewing, Biutiful will remain atop my top films of 2010. I actually a little hesitant to watch it because lately some films with longer run times have seemed tedious to me. Well, once I got a few scenes into Biutiful I was hooked again. I wasn't just going to watch half and then the other half the next night. The two and a half hours flew by. Something about…

  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★★

    The Imposter is such an incredible documentary as it has the following key elements: a compelling real life story, well-acted and stylized reinactments to bring the interviews to life, and delicately crafted editing, sound design, and cinematography. The title character in this story of a con-man who takes the identity of missing children is presented not as an antagonist, but as a character on equal footing with the others who are interviewed - the family members of missing Nicholas, and…