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  • Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    ★★½

    A perfect example of a fascinating subject, trapped in a serviceable documentary.

    The "movie" is about a crew of divers and archeologists that discover artifacts on the ocean floor, off the coast of East Africa. This discovery is thought to be the remains of an ancient Roman ship, carrying antiquities on a massive scale.

    The ship very well could have been larger than any other recorded from that time frame. The items found include statues, made of marble, stone, and…

  • Seven Chances

    Seven Chances

    ★★★★

    The first half has its charms, but the second half of this film is pretty much one long, funny chase scene.

    There is some unfortunate race stuff in this film, and not the best outlook on women, but other than that this is a great piece of action comedy.

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    DDL brought to life one of cinema's most memorable characters, horrifying and sympathetic.

    Johnny Greenwood created a complex, neurotic, and mesmerizing score.

    Robert Elswit shot a film rich in texture, specific in pallet, and gorgeous beyond belief.

    Dylan Tichenor cut a film in a way that could have told the story simply through edits.

    PTA wrote a script that is obtuse and defiant. It is dense, yet accessible. Its a period piece / character study/ parable / cautionary tale /…

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★½

    World building. This is what I take away from CHILDREN OF MEN. Alfonso Cuaron did such an amazing job of developing the world in which these characters live, that it is hard to think of them anywhere else, even though they are not that far removed from the world we live in now. I'm not a huge fan of BLADE RUNNER, but Ridley Scott did the same thing there.

    Of course this film is visually stunning, if not a bit…