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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★½

    I'm always worried that I will become a cynical twat soon but it's honestly uplifting when films like this can come around and shatter my worries, almost, completely despite how shitty they can make me feel at the same time. Jim Cummings is uber-talented and his extreme dedication to his craft is, of course, so commendable. It's an extremely poignant story, that unravels itself to be quite personal from the opening scene. It's a ~13 minute long, long take where…

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★

    I guess we are finally starting to step away from the 80s nostalgia trend of the last few years and stepping into the next level of the 90s... I'm not sure how good of a thing that is so far.

    Believe it or not, I actually quite like, both, period capsule and slice of life stories. Both of those mostly sound boring, but it's nice being transferred into a different era or life of another person. That being said, I'm…

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I think one of the strongest aspects of any art form is it's ability to strip away the mundanity from the mundane, because I'm sure that noone would like to sit down and spend their precious time on reading/watching something that they do everyday. But much like how George Orwell makes working in restaurant kitchens interesting in "Down and Out in Paris and London", Cuarón achieves to show the ordinary in an extraordinary way.

    Roma, in essence, is about the…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★

    Love him or hate him, Lanthimos is guaranteed to deliver something interesting and Lanthimos-ey with his films. The Favourite might look like it may be a departure from that, and it is to a certain degree, and I used to be on board with what the hell he conjured in his mind until now but I'm not sure if I'm taking the bait this time around.

    I know his films are quite confusing and complex with different metaphors and Greek…