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Student of Film
Love surreal horror
Fincher, Nolan, Chazelle, Villeneuve, Eggers, Bong, Mendes, Flanagan.

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  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

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    The best example of shaky-cam done right. Paul Greengrass is one of my favourite action directors ever, his fight sequences are so gritty, intense and properly feel dangerous, something mainstream action commonly lacks. Iconic score, fantastic quick editing, the tight camera keeps the action in frame perfectly and that long sequence in Waterloo Station is absolute genius. So satisfying and entertaining seeing Bourne outsmart the corporate fuckers with such ease.

    And damn Matt Damon is a fucking sexy bad ass.…

  • Black Mirror: The National Anthem

    Black Mirror: The National Anthem

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    Damn what an opener to Black Mirror. Genuinely quite upsetting and disturbing with a comical edge with its absolute insanity. During all this it manages to be extremely British. The filmmaking was good, with clever cinematography. There's just some questionable acting at points and it has aged a bit in its 9 years since release. Its also quite heavy-handed in its predictable but quite hard-hitting messages about technology and the growingly modern world.

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

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    Maybe the most underrated film I can think of.

    This film had one of the biggest tasks I can think of in modern cinema, a time of cinematic universes and dozens of sequels. It had to follow up to the 1980 horror classic that has defined its genre for decades: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Having the task of adapting Stephen King's work as well as respecting Kubrick's masterpiece, which King didn't even like, is a terrifying task for a filmmaker.…

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

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    I see this series as a challenging one to make due to its subject of chess which I suspect a majority of mainstream audiences don't know the ins and outs of, including myself. That's why I'm so impressed with The Queen's Gambit. The craft on display is so immaculate and creative, they give a confined game the tension of an action sequence and it's enthralling to watch.

    The series' heart, without a doubt, is Anya Taylor-Joy and wow does she…