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  • The Element of Crime

    The Element of Crime

    ★★★★½

    Loses just a slight bit of wow factor on a rewatch. It still looks amazing, the camera movement is stunning, but it's not quite as hypnotising second go around.

  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    ★★

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

    Didn't really get on board with this one. It tries for laughs constantly and I just didn't dig the humour, or they couldn't pull it off, or a combination of both. Doesn't help that the film really doesn't feel very coherent, more like a collection of scenes with the guy wanting the gun as the only thing that carries through. And then he gets it, and so what?

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    As far as love stories go, it's hard to beat this one. As far as most films go, really. It seems so simple what it does, but it adds up to such a powerful mix of emotions when it's over. Kind of turns me inside out, like Wong Kar-wai can make me sad about love, make me feel melancholic, and then he goes and makes you see that the one that got away.. well, that's okay, that's the way it's supposed to be, maybe. I feel upside down in the right way. I hope this has an expiration date of something like a million years.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★

    Really surprised by this. It looks gorgeous, and it's full steam ahead from start to finish. The design of characters and the world is really amazing. It's a great blend of different things and creates something unique. The eyes under water, for example, or when he puts the boat together. Very creative.

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching this definitely has me pumped for Silence. Scorsese has a way of dealing with religion that I love. It feels incredibly personal, and never preachy. That's why I'm on board with all his ideas. Some I might agree with, others I might not, but he presents them not as an ultimate truth, but an ultimate emotional truth. I feel what he feels because he conveys it so powerfully.

  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    That ending still gets me, crazy in such a serene way almost. The score makes it.

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★★

    "Australia. I thought that secretly you wanted to know so I told you."

    Just a classic in every way. Gotta be one of the all time great duos on screen. The way they play off each other is incredible. You're right there with them all along for some of the most fun adventures ever. Before you know it, they've got you emotionally invested and that ending fucks you over. Also one of the all time great freeze frame endings, definitely up there with "Days of Thunder".

  • xXx: State of the Union

    xXx: State of the Union

    ★★

    Was sort of challenged by Colin the dude to watch this one so I figured since I have plenty of great movies I could watch, I will watch this one instead. It's definitely not very good, but compared to the piece of trash that is the original "xXx", it is okay. It does get worse as soon as you start thinking about it, though, but I'll leave it here just because it is so much better than the first one.…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    Way too long since I last watched this, it was almost a first-time watch it felt like. I had forgotten just how much he fucks with you in the last bit of the movie.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★★

    Still blown away by how good this film looks. On top of that you've got the beautiful simple score and snow in beards. What more do you need?

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    ★★★★½

    Gene Hackmann is too good here. Takes him less than 30 seconds to set up the relationship between him and his brother and let you know everything you need to know about them. The film as a whole hasn't aged very much. The violence still hits hard, what an impact it must have had back in the day. 50 years ago, damn.

  • xXx

    xXx

    ½

    This has got to be the most ridiculous film I have ever seen. Did a teenager make this? The dialogue is horrible with Vin Diesel spouting lines that someone thought was macho, and the villains spelling everything out just in case we didn't understand their evil plan. When Vin got hold of the binoculars that could see specifically through clothes...

    How does a film like this pass through the studio system?