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  • Beckett

    ★★★★

  • Faust

    ★★★★★

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

  • The Third Man

    ★★★★½

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  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★★

    Watched in theatre

    Sean Backer has really outdone himself with his third film to focus on the periphery of the sex work industry. Red Rocket far exceeded my expectations of what I was going to be in for. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the trailer. But I’m so glad I took the plunge and saw this in theatres while I still could. I don’t think it needs a big screen per se to get the most out…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Tiff Bell Lightbox, 70MM projection

    Watching Paul Thomas Anderson's latest I'm constantly in awe of how much life he's able to bring into every frame. His ability to do so allows him to slide thornier observations from the era under your radar. Vignettes of life that can aggregate in your mind as you mull them over post-viewing to form a darker thesis than is readily observed on the surface. Anderson's skill at bringing fiction to life as if it were…

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  • Beckett

    Beckett

    ★★★★

    Beckett is the kind of film I feel terrible for missing out on when it was released. Or perhaps I can shift the blame on Netflix for a terrible job of promoting this. I had no idea this film is basically a Luca Guadagnino joint. He is one of the film's producers, while the film employs both his editor and cinematographer. Add to that renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. I wish I had done my research on this at the time,…

  • Faust

    Faust

    ★★★★★

    There is so much cinematic innovation in this film its actually staggering to watch. It feels like as big a blockbuster by our modern standards. However, unlike any number of disposable Marvel movie, Faust has stood the test of time, four-years shy of its 100th anniversary. The theme of good and evil, God fighting the devil for Faust's soul, is so much more profoundly dealt with here.

    The special effects are jaw-dropping and copious through out the film. The production…

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★

    Watched in theatre

    In its impotence it numbs, 
    something insufferable this way comes.

    With Joel Coen’s geometrically obsessed, studio lot shot Macbeth, an awkward incarnation of theatre meets pretty pictures arrives framed in what is the new artistic trend to signal your cache with an old school 4:3 square format. However, when theatres don’t draw the curtains in to fit, its infinitely distracting at the multiplex. In the cinema I saw it in, I was left staring at the rounded…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

    Watched in IMAX

    This was a great return to the world of The Matrix, Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and so much more. It was fantastic to see the machine world updated with today's technology. And the characters and the story could not have been better preserved and furthered for established audiences and new comes in a more respectful way than is handled by this film.

    I enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek nature of entering this world through the perspective of a newer generation…