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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    [Not that Tenet can be spoiled, but this review is spoiler free]

    Christopher Nolan is the object of study and obsession, his films often generating strong passions and “blowing minds,” especially the most malleable ones. He’s defended by many, criticized by a few, but almost no-one is completely indifferent to his output. What makes Nolan such a suis generis filmmaker is how he remixes his cinematic heroes to offer grand spectacles, in the process becoming a sort of hybrid of…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    More than a film set in Hollywood in 1969, Tarantino’s latest is a film about Hollywood in 1969, more specifically the ins and outs of Americana and the clash of cultures at a transformative time. Comprised of a series of very loosely connected vignettes that showcase the anxiety of the older generation and its resistance towards a new way of thinking, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood often veers into docu-drama territory. Made up TV episodes that might‘ve just been…

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

    If Elon Musk was a movie, he’d be this movie.

    Review here.

  • Daisy Kenyon

    Daisy Kenyon

    ★★★

    Preminger is a virtuoso behind the camera. It’s obvious he’s an intellectual who has deconstructed every scene to nth degree before he shot it. He understands where the camera should be, where the actors should move to, and how to best explore the psychological dynamics at play. He’s heady and not shy in reveling about it. But he doesn’t always get the best material. Daisy Kenyon is one of those cases, a melodrama that never really connects to the viewer,…

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★

    The Production Design sure is great.

  • Burnt

    Burnt

    ★★½

    The first 15 minutes are overloaded with poorly executed expositional backstory deemed necessary to keep things moving along. It’s a shame because the audience is smart enough to pick up on what’s going on as the narrative progresses. This ultimately detracts from what is, at times, an enjoyable cinematic experience, with Bradley Cooper being a compelling and dedicated lead. 

    Still, when we take a step back and look at the whole picture, we see Burnt trying to achieve deeper emotional…