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  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★

    this film has given me a heartache that i just dont think i will ever recover from

    "You must know... surely, you must know it was all for you."

  • Atonement

    Atonement

    ★★★★

    Why do we tell stories?

    Real moments are preserved. Others, meaningful ones, less real but no doubt more honest, are concocted—bottled, and distributed in flavours of morals. We live moment-to-moment lives that get lost between them.

    Why do we tell stories?

    Obviously, there is fact in fiction, authenticity in deception, and truth in lies.

    But if you asked me why stories are told, I would answer, loneliness. This is an issue that I have been contemplating quite a lot over…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★½

    Synecdoche, New York is a character whose name is better sighed than spoken. It is the embarrassed, self-teasing laugh that happens when a person cries. It is the watching of the stain on one's ceiling that grows larger and larger as the days go on. It is uncomfortably personal. It is profoundly universal. It is visionary. It is one-of-a-kind.

    It is a miracle.

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★

    "... sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever going to feel."

    Strikingly intellectual, but more importantly, resonantly emotional; Her may be my single favourite film of all time. Blistering romance is suppressed by the pain of experience, but this doesn't stop the subdued yet resplendent beauty of relationships, words, people, memories, thoughts, or (the unforgettable) distant Los Angeles from swelling in through the partition where an eagerness for life once was. Jonze's unfiltered passion for human connection both…