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  • Synecdoche, New York
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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    A long downward spiral, An Elephant Sitting Still at the bottom. 
    Drama brews throughout like bubbles simmering in boiling water, but with the flames below the pot producing the heat with no sense of stopping there is no way to escape it. Hu Bo’s heavy handed journey of four intertwined characters all interested in seeing a an Elephant in the North-China city, Manzhouli is constantly moving yet pays great attention to the ever so still moments. The camera weaves through…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    Being what dives and tumbles down the hill, there is no hope for the distorted experience to stop. Come and See is rolling downhill, and is a terror at that.
    The film's square based framing locks your eyes centre frame to see the horror before you. You mustn’t watch. Your mind can’t handle the intense imagery, yet hate followed by trembling fear takes hold over your body. You can’t stop watching. It is a nightmare. It was something that was…

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  • Waves

    Waves

    This movie rocked! Like it brought so much scale to the family drama in a way that mimics PTA’s Magnolia. It’s got such an energy with the camera and editing that weaves through scenes and creates electrifying images. The filmmaking utilises many elements of its camerawork, editing, sound design, music and aspect ratio to push its viewer into a territory of utter anxiety and it’s almost flawless in doing so.

    It can definitely lose itself a little in its character…

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Ehhh. This one was hard to watch. Didn’t feel like a worthwhile parody like what it’s predecessors were and just devolves to sequel callback fever (it’s even self aware of how it’s just doing callbacks, which doesn’t make the movie better in the slightest) and gross out humour - Mike Myers peeling off dry skin and eating it is fried into my brain and I hate it.

    If you’re watching the Austin Powers movies, probs skip this one. The most entertaining part is its musical number opening sequence, and then the rest is painful.

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