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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    -mild spoilers-

    I think that Blue Velvet is, if one exists, a perfect movie. It’s so rich with motifs and recurring symbols, that half of the narrative is actually solved by the viewer, taking every piece of the puzzle and slowly, carefully putting them together. It begins and ends with a cut of an almost picturesque suburbia, boasting the iconic shot of the roses against the skyline, with just a little too much emphasis on the roses themselves for the…

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "That’s what you always do, you confuse love for admiration."

    Never before have i see a movie so fucking RICH with symbolism and intricacies. There is so much to love about this movie that it's hard to know where to begin to dissect it !

    I think the Icarus metaphor is a good place to start; utilising an almost cyclical aspect to the narrative with the film opening and closing accompanied by wide, almost wistful shots of a beach, covered…

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  • Black Mirror: San Junipero

    Black Mirror: San Junipero

    ★★★★★

    maybe i’m biased cause FINALLY there is some great bisexual representation on screen but i loved this so much!!! so touching and following the series’ increased budget GORGEOUS production quality and some of brooker’s best storytelling! absolutely my favourite episode of black mirror i don’t know why i didn’t watch this one originally  !

  • Call of Cuteness

    Call of Cuteness

    ★★½

    very disturbing oh my god?? what? this is wildly niche and i think it relies on shock to convey its meaning, in a way that feels somewhat unnecessary. i mean i agree it's awful that cats are seen as a commodity to be bought and photographed etc rather than living animals, but i feel like this could have been a little more tasteful and less outwardly graphic for a message that feels somewhat reductive ?

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  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★

    overwhelmingly wes anderson (shocking)

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    one of my all time favourites, trainspotting only gets better on rewatches