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  • War and Peace
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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  • Someday or One Day

    ★★★★★

  • Pain and Glory

    ★★★★★

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    ★★★★

  • Hope

    ★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    A severely flawed film with one of the stupidest plots the MCU has ever tried to peddle, graciously saved by Raimi's magnificent style and his refinement for the gloriously campy. The psychedelic sequences were so much fun to get lost in, and the sparks of horror laced the script with some genuine tension, the visuals without a doubt reaching their zenith for any Marvel property in this madest of movies. I cheered at every gruesome death and chuckled with each…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    What a wild, insane, hilarious adventure this was. Nick Cage, my beloved, plays himself: disgruntled about life, but adoring cinema, swept up into one of his movies and discovering he really is as cool as his on-screen persona. But alongside him is his memefied caricature - a relic of the past and an exaggeration of himself as the ideal action star - appearing in schizophrenic visions to slap him about, yell the glory of his name, and even kiss him.…

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  • Someday or One Day

    Someday or One Day

    ★★★★★

    Binged this in 3 days: what an incredible experience it was! The premise is like Dark and Sisyphus, only not idiotic, with the narrative actually making sense and the rules remaining consistent. I live for these time travel plots that get increasingly more complex, the characters interweaving in the most bizarre yet beautiful ways. And when said characters are performed with such power behind them, the drama is infused with a level of potency that is irresistible to get sucked…

  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★★

    I was ready to write this film off when it started off so boringly and with such awful framing. The film just seemed to not be going anywhere, the experience made all the worse by how poorly I found the directing to be. But then I gradually began to realise how Almodovar was simply establishing the narrative threads, allowing them to breathe in their own time; each chapter in his life growing into their own world, filling the breadth of…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    I have to be honest here, the cinematography makes me cry. No other film manages to make me so emotional at the seemless fusion of visuals and audio like Blade Runner achieves. Through the dense cloud of cigarette smoke that interlaces itself in the eternal rain, Vangelis's intimate jazzy jungle of symphonic synthesizers grow through the cracks of the decrepid buildings of this gorgeously dystopic city to create a world of dread and beauty.

    This is a film of moody…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    I've seen this film about 10 times purely because it was the go-to film for my Religious Education lessons. But watching it in the cinema for the first time (and in 4K no less) was a whole other experience.

    The way the Watchowskis manage to seemlessly blend the intellectually intriguing nature of philosophical monologuing with the excillaration of cool and campy Gun-Fu action is nothing short of cinematic perfection. It's a wonder how well the two blend together.

    But its…