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  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot


    Mini Review

    I Care a Lot is so dark but also really silly and stylish at the same time. Rosamund Pike's performance is her best since Gone Girl, Eiza González is great too, and Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage are hilarious. Every single character in this movie is a terrible person, but the way its written means that you can enjoy the film without the need to connect with or root for anyone, you can just observe the crazy events as they unfold.

  • Nomadland



    Mini Review

    Aside from director Chloé Zhao's masterful camerawork, the reason that Nomadland is so amazing is that it's honest, intimate and transparent. When you watch this film, it feels like you are watching events from somebody's life - Frances McDormand's disappearance into her role also helps with this feeling. I feel pretentious using the word 'kino', but this film is what you call kino.

    Also Chloé Zhao is making a Marvel movie and I am beyond excited.

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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China



    I love every John Carpenter film that I've seen, but something about Big Trouble in Little China just didn't work for me. It's this odd mish-mash of genres with some really silly characters and plot points. At every cheesy moment (which is every two minutes) I just sighed and thought 'this is just so stupid' - and not in a good way. The acting is abysmal, the dialogue is terrible and some of it doesn't even make sense. I feel like I'm missing something.

  • Speed



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    The basic premise of Speed is so perfect. This is an action movie with such a specific and unique plot device that allows for some amazing action sequences and suspense. The screenplay has just the right amount of humour too. Admittedly, Keanu Reeves is pretty wooden as Officer Jack Traven, but Sandra Bullock's performance totally sells the situation. Jeff Daniels and especially Dennis Hopper are all on top form as well. Iconic.

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  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me



    An eighties coming of age classic - I knew I was going to love Stand By Me before I even pressed play. The four leads Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell were perfectly cast and their chemistry is undeniable (also Richard Dreyfuss' V.O. *chef's kiss*). The entire film feels so authentic, painting a picture of childhood friendship and delivering some truly emotional moments. Rob Reiner doesn't get enough recognition as one of the best directors of that era.

  • Amadeus




    Pretty much everything about this movie is perfect. The music of course, but also the performances, the production design, the direction and most importantly - the incredible story. This is one of those films where every technical aspect is individually perfect, but when it comes together it's even more than the sum of its parts.

    The one criticism I do have is that it's a little overlong and repetitive, however I did watch the extended cut which from what I've read about it seems to have been the problem.