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  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★½

    “That's no way to treat your best friend.”

    As far as horror remakes go, it isn’t too bad, but as far as horror movies in general go, it’s kind of ehh. The new ‘modern’ take on the story was an interesting choice that sets it apart from the original, feeling like theres some purpose in remaking it rather than just retreading the same ground, but in terms of storytelling and the ‘fun’ violence it really just falls flat. A lot…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★½

    “It's showtime, folks!”

    Having previously blindly hated musicals for no real reason, I now have a lot more respect for and interest in the genre and art form, and All That Jazz is such a great example of how innovative and impactful they can be. Bob Fosse’s theatrical sensibility translates perfectly into what is essentially a pure filmic interpretation of a stage show, and although I haven’t seen much else of his work it’s easy to see how much he’d advanced since…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    “A man's attitude… a man's attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. Is that somethin' you might agree with?”

    This is I think my fifth or sixth time seeing Mulholland Drive and it’s still so easy to see why it’s one of my most favourite movies. One of David Lynch’s most elusive works (although that could be true for nearly of them), it’s so unbelievable to think that the project was birthed from a rejected TV pilot that…

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    “It is well to dream of glorious war in a snug armchair at home, but it is a very different thing to see it first at hand.”

    On every level Barry Lyndon is just undeniably and excessively gorgeous and perfect. At this point in his career Kubrick had mastered the craft of filmmaking so beautifully, placing his signature level of care and precision on every aspect of the process and created something that’s about as flawless as a film could possibly…