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  • Dig Two Graves

    Dig Two Graves

    ★★

    There are a lot of wacky elements at play here, and I might've been able to buy it if it didn't take itself so damn seriously, and had some better acting.

    On a technical level though it's pretty great, there are some fantastic shots, great production value and the sound design is top notch.

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★

    In conclusion, Terry Gilliam is either high 99% of the time, or has possibly the most imaginative mind of any human alive.

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  • War Machine

    War Machine

    ★★★

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    You were the chosen one David Michod
    I TRUSTED YOU.

    War Machine is a war/satire/comedy/drama that in the end doesn't succeed at either one of those things.

    I've been so excited for this because of the director, Michod, coming off of what I believe are two of the best Australian films ever made, gritty crime dramas Animal Kingdom and The Rover. Knowing what this guy could do, this film should've been a knockout, but…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★½

    A character study on a self-destructive man.
    The film takes a path that is necessary, but unfortunately one that I just couldn't fully engage myself with.
    This is a film about bad people doing bad things, and LaMotta was so unsympathetic that the movie is just about the lows and the lowers, and I felt extremely distanced at times, taken out of the movie.

    It's gorgeous to look at though, some of the best direction Scorsese has ever given us.…