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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★

    Barry Jenkins provided a touching film outlining the struggle of being different in a community which is adverse to the abnormal. Casting director Yesi Ramirez deserves significant credit for finding such fitting actors and actresses who played every role to perfection. One of my favourite elements of this movie is how well Jenkins manages to juggle so many important themes - homosexuality, economic inequality, drug abuse, bullying and love & romance - and come out with a film which was coherent,…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    With a filmography as critically acclaimed and revered as Villeneuve’s, Blade Runner 2049 is a marked continuation of that trend. Although the pacing fell flat in some places, the film excelled through its beautful take on themes such as what it means to be human, egoism, corporate monopolies and the importance of family in a world without heart and soul. Praise should also be reserved for cinematographer Roger Deakins, who used a powerful combination of techniques to produce a visual spectacle filled with vibrant yet tasteful colour choices which will be studied and mulled over by industry experts for years to come.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★

    Goddard employs an exhausted plot device to an unimpressive ending.