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  • Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent

    ★★★★★

    I don't think I can really put into words how important what Vincent Van Gogh has come to symbolise for me in my life is. So please, if you have 5 minutes, just listen to James Blake's cover of Vincent by Don McLean, and head over to check out my older brother Nathan's profile here. His life mirrored Van Gogh's in more ways than I can describe. He took his life on Valentine's day this year, and it would mean a lot if anyone took the time to see how amazing his film taste was.

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    ★★★★★

    I've never been one to get emotional looking at art to be honest, but this film genuinely had me welling up in parts just because of how heavenly it is to look at. I think maybe Loving Vincent is the only other film I can compare it to as far as how gobsmackingly beautiful it is. The music too! Man oh man, the music is so good. Absolute treat of a film, I'd highly recommend it to anyone!

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  • Duck Soup

    Duck Soup

    ★★★★

    Recommended by - Vandar

    Besides enjoying this for the novelty of the golden age of physical comedy and all, it's absolutely fascinating to me that it was made between two world wars and yet feels like it could be a commentary on either world war each side of it, or really any instance of political spats throughout history. It's loud and bombastic and charming, but there's a few hair-raisingly familiar moments with farcical leadership figures that kind of stop the…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    To be fair, this film gets bonus points for making a plot point out of the silliness that is Ethan going rogue in literally every possy film that isn't MI2. Noticing the bit of self-awareness and being able to look past the gimmickiness of the in-flipping-sane practical set-pieces let me enjoy this so much more than last time. None of the emotional beats really land and it's convoluted as all heck, but then at this point who cares? I just love being like "They actually did that for real?!" every 10 minutes.

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars 2019

    (Despecialized Edition) // >>2011 Special Edition Review<<

    I managed to find the "Despecialized" original trilogy Star Wars films online a while back, and decided last night that it was time to revisit the whole saga, since it's been a couple of years since I last watched them. Also, I needed cheering up :)

    Blockbusters with substance are a rare, rare find. All of the hundreds of blockbusters trying to emulate the ecstatic effect that Star Wars had…

  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★

    Despite being visually polished almost to the point of plasticity, this film feels so deeply personal and intimate. If Salvador was directing it, it wouldn't matter one jot what drug Antonio Banderas was on, he'd love his performance regardless. It flip-flops between subplots a little much at times, but the salt it carries remains throughout and it's a very beautiful film for it.