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  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★★½

    Playtime marks my first Jacques Tati film, an occasion I've been eager for.

    Jacques Tati's humour and playfulness remind me of Keaton and Chaplin, most notably in its timeless quality. This timelessness is so impressive as comedy, arguably, ages and becomes dated quicker than most genres, so timeless comedy is a truly remarkable achievement.

    Playtime unfolds like a tongue-in-cheek brochure for modernism in its prime alongside its inadvertent standardization of life itself, and its superficial veneer. And yet, however dour…

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    I Am Not Your Negro

    ★★★★

    "The story of the negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story. What can we do? Well, I am tired. I don't know how it will come about, I know no matter how it comes about, it will be bloody, it will be hard. I still believe we can do with this country something that has not been done before. We are misled here because we think of numbers, you don't need numbers, you…

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    I'm sure we all know the feeling of discovering something or someone and only wishing you'd discovered them far earlier. This is how I feel about Edward Yang after watching my first film of his, which happens to be his final film.

    Everything, from the pure poetry of the use of reflections in glass - showing us what is behind and in front, to the subtle and incredibly real feeling characters. Edward Yang has captured life at almost every angle.…

  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★½

    My third viewing in just over a year. I'm edging closer and closer to confirming this as my favourite Malick film and arguing that it may be his magnum opus. Whilst I'll always understand peoples critiques of Knight of Cups being the equivalent of a two-hour perfume commercial, there's a certain hypnotic quality about it that just keeps pulling me back to it. The only thing left from holding me back from giving it a five out of five is…