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  • 13th

    13th

    ★★★★½

    Definitely one of the best documentaries of the last decade. The pacing and power of the edit really fuels the film. It's not just opinions and information but deep-rooted feelings that really push forward the narrative.

    Also a great example of a director using words and images together to complement each other. I love how DuVernay highlights the word 'criminal' boldly onscreen every time it's mentioned to connect these interlocking constructs and ideas. I do think this film gets deserved…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    Writing a review about this soon so don't want to say too much, but it's such a fascinating film. So much great stuff going on here that never really comes together.

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    A classic concept executed in an entirely original way, and a great way to tell a story about domestic abuse through the horror/sci-fi genre. A lot of moments in this were thrilling and terrifying and the VFX and soundtrack helped this along wonderfully.

    The only thing I thought was weak about the film was some of the pacing as it does expand from this quite small concept into something bigger and I think is less focused when it does. I also thought there were a fair few moments that could've been cut and the film would have been better off for it.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★½

    In the dollars trilogy it seemed to me that Leone managed to one-up himself with every film, and with this coming afterwards, I think this is the best of the bunch.

    Westerns are kind of old hat now, and it really is quite a conservative genre seeped with individualism and a romanticised history of America. Although Once Upon a Time in the West does indulge in its own form of mythmaking, it's mostly chewing up older films of the genre…