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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Apartment

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  • Se7en

    ★★★★½

  • Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★½

  • The Apartment

    ★★★★★

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Among the opening images of The Hateful Eight is one of a wooden crucifix, bent over, long since forsaken by the world around it and weighed down by copious amounts of snow. Combined with Ennio Morricone's blistering score raging all the while and set against the backdrop of another image, this time of a single, horse-drawn carriage, thundering onwards with a steady, propulsive air of determination, and polluting the otherwise pure white landscape surrounding it, this symbolic image of spiritual neglect sets the tone for the tale of deceit, violence and treachery that is to follow.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

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

    With each passing revisit, the initial infatuation fades and is replaced with a greater fondness and appreciation for just how lovingly crafted this thing is. It's the kind of film that makes you want to retroactively lower your rating for everything else, because it's just that good.

    When rewatching, it’s the little details that stand out strongest. Laurie dancing with all four March sisters on separate occasions. The dreamlike quality of the warm and hazy flashback sequences emphasised by characters…

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  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★½

    What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

    Ecclesiastes 1:15

  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

    “Well being an actor is no different than being a rugby player, or a construction worker, save for the fact that my tools are the mechanisms that trigger human emotion.”

    This has no right being as funny and clever as it is. Was not expecting to come out of it feeling this fond of Jay Baruchel either, but here we are. Shoutout to MTV Movie Award Best Kiss winner Tobey Maguire.

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  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★½

    “It's gonna be a beautiful town... Sweetwater.”

    As always, Morricone is the MVP.

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    I don't think I've seen another film which more accurately captures the horrors that come with being an overly agreeable person.

    In other news, this still has some of the most unbelievably potent pathos I've seen on film. The realism captured in some of the dialogue, character interactions and situational responses is on another level. A crisp, emotionally satisfying and immensely cathartic two hours that absolutely flies by.

    “Shut up and deal.”