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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★

    Gets much better in the second half when Wheatley is allowed to lean into dreary, ghostly and conspiratorial sensibilities more but I think the main issue here is that the key components of the film, Rebecca's death and it's effect on DeWinter and the blossoming romance, don't really work. Mainly because Armie Hammer is totally miscast and misdirected, whenever he's not in focus the film improves dramatically.

    He's hunky and lavish, playing more like a Christian Grey sort of character.…

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    ★★★

    Simply written and sentimental as hell, has a great scale for both the large and intimate though. Mulligan is fantastic as always.

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  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★★★

    Admittedly I have a rather unrefined knowledge of cinema but I feel completely confident in saying that there was nobody else quite like Tarkovsky in every regard, of course you can make superficial comparisons of his visual style to people like Tarr or Angelopoulos but his way of thinking and approach to humanity and their mindsets seems so wholly one of a kind that you can't help but appreciate every single second of his films.

    He approaches concepts that I've…

  • Pariyerum Perumal

    Pariyerum Perumal

    ★★★★

    I can only assume this would be even more hard-hitting for someone actually involved in Indian culture but from an outsiders perspective it's a well made, effective and most of all extremely empathetic depicition of class/caste discrimination. For sure one of the more thematically involving Indian films I've seen from recent years.