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  • Dial M for Murder

    Dial M for Murder

    ★★★★

    Far from Hitchcock’s best work but still a very entertaining crime mystery. Ray Milland was phenomenal in this, a charming and sharp-witted antagonist..... was lowkey rooting for him the entire film. Grace Kelly also very good as you’d expect. 

    Just a warning for anyone planning to watch this, I urge you not to read the synopsis. Spoils the film, thankfully I didn’t.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    Watched this late last night and I did not expect to love this film so much. The soundtrack, the dialogue, Dustin Hoffman’s performance. One of the best films I’ve ever seen with a surreal ending. Some of the symbolisms and themes hit home aswell because I’m at a similar stage in life. 

    I’m also fully aware that certain scenes were over exaggerated and Ben exudes Travis Bickle vibes but (in Stephen A. Smith’s voice) I’m here to tell you right now.... we don’t care...

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★½

    It’s fair to say I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest, another brilliantly directed film by Spike Lee. The first hour drags a bit but as soon as ‘5 bloods’ embark on their quest in Vietnam, the movie gets really good. The last 1 hour 30 mins felt like a breeze, some of the unconventional filmmaking was breathtaking. The story was emotionally impactful and relevant to what is happening today in America. Delroy Lindo deserves an Oscar nomination, what a performance. 

    Clay Davis’ “ssssshhhhhiiiiitttt” was music to my ears. The Wire rewatch is now pending....

    8.5/10

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★½

    My word.... what a tremendous film.

    La Haine provides a bleak portrayal of the social and economic divisions within Paris in the 1990s with its raw imagery, thought provoking dialogue and direction from Kassovitz. You instantly sympathise with all three main characters which makes the ending that much more devastating. It’s also clear that Kassovitz was heavily inspired by “Taxi Driver” as a few scenes felt like a homage to Scorsese’s iconic film. 

    In conclusion, La Haine is up there…