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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Ya know, if awards committees had simply shown some more love to Drive back in 2011, Refn probably doesn’t end up making absolute dross like this and we could all be leading much more productive lives. 

    That said, the visuals in the movie are fairly stunning (as is usually the case with his oeuvre)...and that’s pretty much all that worked for me.

  • Flight

    Flight

    ★★★

    The moral of the movie: cocaine always saves the day...stick with it long enough and it’ll solve all your problems

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  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    ★★★

    Original review: “I can’t decide who the best Dignan is in movie history: Owen Wilson in this or Mark Wahlberg’s character in The Departed.”

    I subsequently realized that Wahlberg’s character is actually named Dignam, so really that about sums it up.

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★½

    One of the most visceral, downbeat cinematic experiences I’ve had in a long time.

    Stray observations: 
    - The seemingly one shot take during the shootout is just breathtaking movie making (from leaving the splattered blood on the lens to the moment when they’re walking down the stares as everyone notices the baby)

    - This might be Michael Caine’s best role in twenty years (all due respect to his participation in the Nolanverse) 

    - That final scene on the boat, wow 

    - Finally, somebody, please bring back Clive Owen...can’t believe this same man is now squandering his career doing commercials for fucking BMW and management software

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  • Training Day

    Training Day

    ★★★½

    Denzel easily gives one of the best lead performances in the last 30 years in this. (However, I do feel like this is the tipping point for him, where he goes from acclaimed actor taking on interesting roles to someone whose just cruising on his charisma for the most part).

    And yet somehow, Ethan Hawke manages to keep up the entire time. Him being passed over for best supporting Oscar is still a travesty to this day.