Shame - DVD and Blu-ray (2011) – Grade A+
Here it is: Shame is the best film of 2011. It’s one of the toughest films that I’ve ever watched due to its content and presentation of it; Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan should have been nominated for Oscars for their performances; director and co-writer Steve McQueen should also have been nominated for an Oscar; and any adult that can stomach a no-holds barred approach to the topic of sex addiction should see this film.
And that’s all there is to say about that.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - DVD and Blu-ray (2011) – Grade A
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Late Spring - Criterion Collection Blu-ray (1949) - Grade A+
Yasujiro Ozu is, undisputedly one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and arguably the greatest Japanese filmmaker of all time. Late Spring is a great example of the previous statement. It’s also my favourite Ozu film. It’s melancholic, gorgeously and masterfully shot, edited, and acted, and remains a great testament to the cinema of the Japanese post-war era.