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  • Epic Movie

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  • Deliver Us from Evil

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  • The Departed

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

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    Yang-Yang takes pictures of other people’s backs with his camera to help them see what they can’t for themselves. And that adorable endeavour kind of captures what cinema is all about. A gateway to endless human experiences that reshape our perception with small doses of truth. And Yi Yi is a film filled to the brim with them.

    One character claims we live three times as long since man invented movies. I'm not saying I'm better off than those who…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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    This blew me away. The way everything falls into place in the end, retrospectively piecing together every little seed and hint deliberately planted during the first half and then hitting you all at once, incredible. I expected something pretentiously ambiguous and what I got instead was anything but that (if innovative in how it plays out, but being subtle =/= obtuse). Lynch leaves no lose threads while still getting his themes across like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

    Far from…

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  • Ida

    Ida

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    Open petition to make every film black & white + 4:3

    In all seriousness something I love about this aspect ratio is how visually focused everything is (especially in a film like this that's a textbook example of how to frame a scene).

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

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    Having watched my first Godard and my first Truffaut this weekend I can personally certify that these French bois πŸ₯– can make films alright. Looking forward to more effortlessly cool characters and some juicy social realism.

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

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    Every once in a while, a movie like this pops up that makes me go; β€˜huh, they did something new right there’. I’ve seen movies about deafness before (e.g. A Silent Voice) but not one handling the process of loss and acceptance in a 1st person pov, so I’m glad this exists, even if it scared the shit out of me and woke my inner hypochondriac.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

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    I have a love-hate relationship with Mr. Nolan. He crafts bright, creative concepts, but I’m begging for the day he stops treating his characters as empty plot vessels with dialogue as dry as IKEA’s assembly manuals.

    Nolan’s in a race with himself here to prove he can fit as much stuff as ever, and despite all the info dumps, it’s deliberately bloated/obtuse, as to reaffirm its own cleverness. The emotional void partially negated the huge stakes at the end, something that didn't happen to me in Inception or Memento.

    Sometimes, bigger doesn’t mean better.