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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

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    It’s still the same old story. Almost 80 years later and Casablanca remains one of the most iconic films ever made and perhaps the one film that comes to mind when people think of the word β€˜movie’. It’s the definition of a classic, but is it a classic because it’s great or is it great because it’s a classic?Β 

    The truth is that, short of a time machine, there’s really no way to separate the myth and legend of Casablanca…

  • Roma

    Roma

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    I've been sitting here for the past half hour trying to gather my thoughts because I have so much I want to say but no idea how to say it. It's only a while after you're done watching Roma that the sheer weight of what you've just seen hits you. It's a film so ambitious it borders on narcissitic, but Cuaron somehow manages to pull it off and leave us with what is undoubtedly the best movie of the year.…

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  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

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    A slow burn neo-western with some memorable scenes, scenery and a great soundtrack.

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

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    β€œYou say you’re under a curse? So what? So is the whole damn world”

    A Stubio Ghibli film on an epic scale rarely seen in their other films or in all of animation really. I liked it a lot and my rating reflects how great it is but I still can’t help feeling disappointed. For some reason this was the one I was anticipating the most and the one I was certain would be my favourite (that honour still lies…

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

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    Visible confusion. Well, Β I... uhh, wellΒ fuck.

    Ok so to get it out of the way yes this is one of the best series produced on any medium and no it is not overrated. I keep typing things and deleting them because I have no idea what I’m currently feeling towards this but I want to get some of my thoughts out of the way before I go to bed and before I get a chance to watch End of Evangelion. …

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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    Thought I’d be disappointed, but well worth the hype - and possibly the best film of 2019. Tied with Parasite for me.Β 

    Everything else aside this is just gorgeous. I liked the aesthetic and feel from the start due to the soft lighting and colour grading. It feels like an actual portrait or maybe a poem and you can pause it at any point to get a πŸ”₯ still. Some of the others thought it was slow but I definitely…