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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    Much better upon re-watch. The scope of this film is absolutely breathtaking - I just wish they’d gone deeper into the Robert/Maurice Fischer relationship. That would have provided an emotional counterweight to the Dom-Mal story, and it would have made viewers care more about the mission itself. But what do I know. This movie is even better than I remember. Loved nearly every minute of it.

  • The Invisible Guest

    The Invisible Guest

    ★★★★

    Loved this twisty little thriller. I wasn't expecting much when I decided to watch it last night, but this movie turned out to be surprisingly good. It reminded me inexorably of Hitchcock, for some reason, of watching a neat little b/w thriller in color. Perhaps I'm less discriminating than I used to be (or perhaps not), but honestly, I enjoyed The Invisible Guest from start to finish.

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★

    The inevitable has occurred: I've watched a hugely popular and acclaimed film and come away scratching my head, wondering what on earth is so special about it. But don't revoke my Letterboxd membership just yet: do me the favor of hearing me out first.

    Dr Strangelove is obviously a sacred cow in film circles, and I can see why. It's often hilarious, sometimes visually striking, and full of excellent performances and dialogue. It's a funny film about a thoroughly unfunny…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    The most frightening thing about Jake LaMotta isn’t his rage. It’s that look in his eyes when he’s caught onto something, when he thinks he has somebody cornered. He latches on to a sentence, or a phrase, and then he repeats it over and over until it starts to take on a different meaning for everybody in the room. He makes himself believe things that aren’t true, perhaps because he wants these things to be true, because he wants to…