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alayna

Favorite films

  • Barbie
  • Talk to Me
  • The New Boy
  • Oppenheimer

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  • Talk to Me

    ★★★★½

  • Three Colours: Red

    ★★★★½

  • Beau Is Afraid

    ★★★★

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    ★★★★

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  • Talk to Me

    Talk to Me

    ★★★★½

    Talk to Me is a new horror classic. There, I said it.

    As a debut feature, this is incredibly impressive. The Phillippou brothers do a scarily good job at creeping out their audience. There are moments where you desperately want to look away due to the immense shock and scare factor, but at the same time can't look away from the spectacle unfolding before your eyes. Plagued by possession and thrill, the main characters of this film go through grotesque…

  • Three Colours: Red

    Three Colours: Red

    ★★★★½

    There is a lot to unpack here, both as the finale of an amazing trilogy and as a deeply metaphorical film that is made to be dissected. I'll be thinking about this for weeks to come but here's what I have in the meantime.

    Three Colours: Red portrays a man (Richter) peering into the most intimate moments of stranger's lives by secretly listening to his neighbour's phone calls. It's something we'd all be secretly curious about doing, and Red shows…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

    i literally never thought i would watch, let alone enjoy analysing this film. but here we are.

    prior to watching i had read a lot about the fine line between glorification and critique in films, especially in this one. after watching this I'm confident in saying its an "indulgent critique" on the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort. (thank you to my boyfriend for the term indulgent critique). in this satirical masterpiece, Scorsese portrays a horrid depiction of wealth and…

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★½

    Babylon. Where do I start?

    Damien Chazelle has cemented himself as one of the greats of our time. The fact that he can make a 3 hour epic that goes absolutely insane, but still manages to be a beautiful, chaotic mess? It's amazing.
    Babylon won't be for everyone. It's supreme and it's over the top in every way possible. But with lots of heart, ambition, and genuinely hilarious sequences, Chazelle proves himself to be a master director.

    The score is…