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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★★

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★★

  • Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo

    ★★★½

  • Starship Troopers

    ★★★★½

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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★★

    I get why people don’t like this as much as Vol 1, but it still has some amazing highs. The Budd sequence, interspersed with the Pai Mai training flashback, has so many visceral moments of pain and anxiety that have stuck deeply with me for years. Yes, vol 2 could perhaps use a little more action, but the Elle vs Beatrix showdown is so inventively and humorously choreographed in its tight setting that I feel like that alone kinda makes…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★★

    I have seen this movie more times than I can count but it still commands my complete attention every time I watch it. For many years this was my favourite movie and in some ways maybe it still is. Tarantino was my teenage auteur director fixation and I still believe this to be his best work. I genuinely think it’s probably the most “fun” movie ever… funny, exhilarating action, oozing style, a rich self contained universe… the other girls are…

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  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    I’m not sure if I can even articulate my feelings on this but watching this finally was like… literally transcendent. It is melodrama of the highest order. There is an uncanny quality to Showgirls—everything you see looks familiar, like other Vegas films you’ve seen before, but is so alienating and beautiful that you can’t help but stare.

    If you think too hard (or even at all) about anything happening at any given time, it all collapses like a house of…

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

    Ok so I’m just gonna preface this by saying that, if you don’t know already, Elena Ferrante is probably like my fave contemporary author and her short novels are even nearer to my heart than the Neapolitan novels are. 

    I think this is a great directorial debut and Maggie Gyllenhaal clearly understands a lot about what makes the source material so compelling; in Ferrante, narration is narrative and here every scene is carefully focalized thru Colman in a way that…