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  • Heritage Africa

    ★★★½

  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★½

  • The Wagoner

    ★★★★

  • Andhadhun

    ★★★★

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  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

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

    This has been on my backlog for so long that I was almost scared of watching it in case it didn't meet my expectations. I'm happy to say, it more than exceeded my expectations. This is my favourite Haneke, not The Seventh Continent, not The White Ribbon. The emotional devastation, the commentary on sexual repression and how pornography facilitates self-destructive delusion, the way in which elitist superiority towards "high" art creates a culture of forcing perfection out of artists and the lustful…

  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★★½

    Violently explosive and angry against the world, King of New York is one of those action crime films that you just fucking cheer for the protagonists. In a highly capitalist, corrupt and esoteric world, Frank White is the Robin Hood figure that takes down the bad guys and gives to the disenfranchised. The police force on other hand is the arm of the system meant to keep those in power safe and in control. It's a cat-and-mouse game as each…

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  • Heritage Africa

    Heritage Africa

    ★★★½

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

    For a film that examines the moral emptiness of colonial district commissioners of the Gold Coast, Heritage Africa does a fantastic job setting up one of the most unlikable characters in Quincy Bosomfield—a man who cares more about pleasing the British than his family, community and fellow Ghanaian man. It was strange to me that they gave his character a redemption arc in the last third of the film, but upon further reflection I think it actually sort of works.…

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★½

    Probably the best neo-noir pastiche I've seen in a long time with an excellent cast, a gorgeous score and probably the best cinematography of 2022 (outside of the flying scenes of Top Gun: Maverick). The mystery isn't as strong in this film as much as his other films, but the romance truly makes up for that. Park is often cited as Korea's Hitchcock and films like Decision to Leave perfectly encapsulates that sentiment.

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  • Ebola Syndrome

    Ebola Syndrome

    ★★★★½

    It seems like a lot of people I know have been going nuts over this movie recently, and considering the cool, swag, in-the-know hip young man that I am of course, I will gladly jump on the bandwagon as well and get infected with the Ebola Syndrome. Quite frankly this movie is horrible, but in like the best way possible. It's so graphically violent and perverted that you can't not treat it as self-parody right from the start. It's a…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★

    I think many of us have shared the experience of a Spielberg movie shaping our love of film growing up, as that's exactly my experience. Whether it was E.T. or Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park or A.I. anyone born from the 80s onward who's passionate about film has probably fallen in love with one his many classic films. By the 2010s, however, it seemed as though the king of New Hollywood cinema lost his fire, as many of his films from…