KupHard

KupHard

Favorite films

  • Rocky
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Grand Illusion
  • Philadelphia

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  • Sexy Beast

    ★★★★★

  • Grizzly Man

    ★★★½

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

  • Michael Clayton

    ★★★★

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  • Sexy Beast

    Sexy Beast

    ★★★★★

    3rd viewing, this time for class.

    We were given the script to read along with as we watched and the amount of stuff left out or straight up deleted just goes to show the vitality of direction and smart cutting. I imagine a word-for-word shooting of the original final script would be messy, wordier, and unfocused- nonetheless, probably still pretty good. That is not to say that this film isn't in fact very wordy, because it is. The overwhelming wordiness…

  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★½

    This was my introduction to the work of Werner Herzog and I went into this with basically no context to the both the film itself as well as Werner Herzog as an artist. I had only seen him in interviews and clips of stuff prior to this. Less than halfway into this I was pretty skeptical of the movie and its maker, but most of my issues with this were resolved by the end of the film or by discussion…

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  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

    Any movie that can make me believe a child actor's performance is worthy of at least a 4-- not to say that this movie doesn't deserve a high rating for a multitude of other reasons, though. Gotta say though, this eleven yro is a little too smart. I believed it, sure, but no eleven yro talks like that or has that level of emotional or factual knowledge in the real world. Also, why did he feed the dog pills? Couldn't…

  • Smiling Friends

    Smiling Friends

    ½

    Not enough jelqing, hermm…

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