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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines


    The names Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have been hard to miss in the field of computer animation over the past decade. The two have proven the marketability of their version of modern animated film art from their joint directing debut Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to The Lego Movie, which surprisingly turned out to be far more than just a promotional film for the Danish toy company. 

    The Mitchells vs the Machines is the duo's fourth collaboration with…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal


    Filmmaker Darius Marder delivers a confident and sensational feature film debut with this story featuring a drummer discovering that he's losing his hearing. The revelation promptly sends his life hurling into a downward spiral and Marder, who co-wrote the screenplay with his film composer brother Abraham, motivates the film with a distinctive and alarming style.

    Riz Ahmed's powerful portrayal as the central protagonist and drummer Ruben Stone, an ex-heroin addict and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon, dominates the…

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  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Temptation of Christ


    Based on a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis and the first in Martin Scorsese's religious trilogy, The Last Temptation of Christ, departs dramatically from the gospels to show a Jesus altogether different from how he had formerly been seen on screen. Scorsese uses a minimalistic approach and submits his protagonists as real people, without the worshipful attitudes that often distorted other interpretations. 

    Adapted by Paul Schrader, it hands Willem Dafoe undoubtedly the most challenging role in the film, that of the…

  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

    The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On


    The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On luminously introduces the very controversial yet intriguing central figure Kenzo Okuzaki, a political agitator and Pacific War veteran. The documentary observes him relentlessly campaigning to unearth a conceivable war crime, the suspicious death of two soldiers, privates Tetsunosuke Yoshizawa and Jinpei Nomura. 

    Okuzaki almost obsessively implicates Emperor Shōwa possessing all accountability for war-inflicted trauma and noisily makes his arguments publicly. His prior activities have inevitably seen him become a somewhat infamous figure with the…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    So it's finally here, the reshot and retooled alternate version of the 2017 box office bomb Justice League. Now admittedly, Zack Snyder's films, along with those of Michael Bay, have never been able to fill me with joyous anticipation. Still, I've had protracted intentions of watching this after all the ridiculous and childish absurdities of the years of online campaigning of #ReleasetheSnyderCut. This campaign saw a loud and primarily obnoxious community insisting they were being denied access to a secret…

  • 1917



    1917 is an emotionally harrowing and memorable experience. It’s a movie in which Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) utilises long takes to give the impression of it being one continuous shot, as opposed to an authentic one-shot movie such as Sebastian Schipper’s magnificent Victoria. The trick/gimmick very quickly becomes subordinate however as the story itself is so absorbing, but it’s nonetheless an extraordinary feat, and the crew spent months harmonising shots and sequences so that everything would be…