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  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★★

    Chinatown is as amazing as the praise has lead me to believe. There's always that skepticism that I find when going into a classic film concerning that while I'll surely appreciate it at the very least, I won't quite love it as much as everyone else considering I've been lead to believe that it's a masterpiece before having even seen the film.
    Fortunately for Chinatown, I was not left disappointed but instead awe-struck at the completely influential, compelling piece of…

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    ★★★★

    It Happened One Night is one of the great classic screwball comedies; Some even consider it the first. Frank Capra delivers a very fun and playful film, and the two leads are excellent, sharing magnificent chemistry and playing off each other so well.
    Capra brings a lot of warmth and good-nature to this film, and he executes the sharp screenplay in a captivating way. It Happened One Night came out in 1934, so it was a great depression-era film, giving…

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  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★½

    Se7en was the second feature film from David Fincher, however he considers it his first given his directorial debut was in fact Alien 3. I can completely understand why he chose to do this, as Se7en was clear evidence at the time that without extreme studio interference, Fincher could be a magnificent director, as Se7en is an excellent film, and a meticulously made one.
    From the drainage of color and low-key lighting placed within every shot that helps establish such…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    Everybody has at least one film that they identify with intimately. I have several, and one of them is without a doubt Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson’s fourth feature film. It’s a film where I emphasise with everything the main character has to go through. I understand his awkwardness, his anxieties, his frequent outbursts of anger or sadness; it’s one of those films where it speaks to you so much as an individual that you almost speculate that it was…