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  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★

    Yorgos Lanthimos truly finds himself when dealing in taboo subjects. Dogtooth follows an insulated family that constantly lives in the edge of fear. Their disassociation from the world, not only leads to psychological dysfunction, but also a want to escape. Dogtooth has now been considered to be a modern masterpiece in terms of plot devices, yet the seemingly untapped area comes through it's urban beauty and pleasant grime. The film mainly plays within three locations: the house, the office and…

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★½

    In terms of seminal pieces of cinema, many would argue that Nicholas Ray became a staple name for the 50's with two of the most beloved cinematic classics being in his name (In a Lonely Place and Rebel Without a Cause). The plot follows a screenwriter who gets himself tangled within a murder investigation, and has to employ the help of his neighbour whom he quickly falls in love with; giving certain connotations toward the police and his motive. In…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Andrei Tarkovsky's timeless classic that is Stalker follows a small group of men who head into what is known as "the zone"; in hope that they will come face to face with what they truly seek out of life. Aesthetic is key to the films narrative, as the possible metaphor that is reality in Russia is seen through a green/grey camera, in which their is little hope. Yet this is juxtaposed with the incredulous beauty that the zone has to…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is often involved, when in conversation about the horror or thriller genre. Following a small family that have been gifted the privilege to take care of a hotel during winter, whilst also focusing on personal goals; they soon realise that their is more involved then previously thought of. Much like other pieces of cinema, The Shining is based upon the best selling book by Stephen King. From the very opening establishing shot, Kubrick instantly places us…