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The Machinist

Brad Anderson Spagna, 2004

J. O.'s rating of the film L'uomo senza sonno

My thoughts after a second viewing, a decade later, are that I am still impressed with Bale's dozy and manic performance, but that I am less impressed with the overall style. Sun-scorched oranges, blown out whites, and overcast greens - the aesthetic feels heavy-handed alongside the sort of tongue-in-cheek noir homage cues (namely the twinkling score and one-dimensional plot). Overall though, it's still a good film.