Nezar Kujuk

Nezar Kujuk

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a student of architecture and a part-time caretaker of the overlook. Partially drunken. Partially possessed.

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

    No reason to be raging with blood-soaking, teeth-grinding, axe-wielding fury by the end of what is probably the most malevolent conclusions in a vengeance film of the past few years. Carrie Mulligan shows her candy-sparkled exterior and lustfully vindictive core with such nuance and effortlessness, it’s hard not to gape in awe of it all. I absolutely enjoyed this thing and all I ask is for a sequel with Laverne Cox and more Britney Spears cinematic renditions.

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Maybe I just need to start producing my sister’s music and swipe the Grammy’s clean and we’ll both be millionaires together... maybe that’s the key to all of this. If there’s anything a doc about this generation’s most sensational music artist can do, it’s to show the sadness and the mundanity behind all the loud noise. Extremely personal material here that makes you realise that you can’t get anywhere in life without having a badass style coupled with a pair of badass parents and outta this world badass siblings.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    After only watching two of his films, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Reservoir Dogs’, I was keen to see Tarantino back at his old tricks, particularly with his exploration of the mysteriously bright and lurid plains of downtown LA - this time, showcasing the Golden Age at its fading point. Like most of Tarantino’s films, ‘Hollywood’ relies heavily on cultural nostalgia — the classic age of celebrity culture showcasing the people both on and off-screen in a surprisingly less bright, more night…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After building such an intense relationship with the film, ’Persona’, you could say I’d be an avid supporter of Lynch’s experimentation with surrealism. Little did I know that ‘Mulholland Drive’ would be the very example of dreamscape cinema taken by its core and courageously stretched out to the point where reality doesn’t function anymore. Lynch is aware of this, setting the film as a Hollywood film noir held together by themes of seduction and pure insanity leaving us glued to…