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  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • In Fabric

  • Berberian Sound Studio

  • Jacob Collier at the 2016 BBC Proms

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ is an entirely engrossing study in film sound and its impact on human emotion. It fully commits to showcasing physical process being realised sonically and does so to stunning effect. This is a film fully giving itself over to presenting feeling and atmosphere, yet managing to not sacrifice character and story, helped in spades by a magnetic performance from Toby Jones.

    The film develops into something more abstract and interpretable as it progresses, and the way it…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

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

    Nothing matters.

    This is the inevitable conclusion that we all come to at some point in our lives when we realise the idea of “mattering” is a human invention, the universe isn’t “the” universe but one of millions of millions, and eventually all human endeavour will simply “not”. And it won’t “matter” because nothing does.

    The tiniest things are just that. The overwhelming nature of our perception of time as a linear event, every single object and emotion and word…

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

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

    My favourite bits of the movie:

    1) Whenever the cooool superheroes line up for no reason other than it looks coooool.

    2) When the big Dorito spaceship crashes into the dip.

    3) All the expository dialogue i.e. all the dialogue (who needs subtext or show don't tell these days anyway?)

    4) The sudden and unmotivated aspect ratio changes between (or during) scenes.

    5) Barry Keoghan wearing a black leather jacket.

    6) Barry Keoghan having a mind control cult.

    7) Barry…

  • Bob Ross: The Happy Painter

    Bob Ross: The Happy Painter

    This documentary wasn't really anything special (it kind of felt like it was padding out near the end), and the music did sometimes get a bit annoying. That said, I love watching and listening to Bob Ross so much it still managed to engage and interest me. If this was just me reviewing Bob Ross and 'The Joy of Painting', it would be glowing... but I have to keep SOME integrity, and (as said above) as documentaries go, I've seen…