La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini) **** - I decided to revisit this film since it's one of my favorite films of all time. It's funny, sexy, sharp and sad all at once. Beautiful and haunting.
The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans) ***1/2 - The plot relatively simple: An elite team of police raids an apartment building ruled by a notorious crime lord with most of its tenants hardened criminals and druggies. Bloody gun play and brutal fights ensue. I've seen A LOT of violence in my years of watching films but in this film, there are several moments of graphic brutality that made me flinch. Despite that, I'm still a dude who really got a real kick out of seeing the kick-ass (literally) fight scenes and the action. It's not as good as John Woo at his best but it's still an extremely well-made action picture.
Viridiana (Luis Bunuel) **** - This is another revisit. It's yet another brilliant film and one of my all-time favorites. The Vatican branded this "blasphemous". In a way, yes, it is. But it's reverentially blasphemous if that makes any sense.