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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★

    “The only thing more extraordinary than their music is his story”

    If only his story was articulated in any extraordinary way. I don’t doubt that Freddie Mercury has an extraordinary story, but I am just left wondering where it was. Is that really supposed to be the tagline for the film or are they just making a statement? Lol, I guess they weren’t lying with their tagline, I just think the part that says “….however, this movie will not explore…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    The provocateur is back, and to no surprise, he is again operating on his best and worst instincts. Gaspar Noe has become one of my favourite filmmakers recently. Irreversible was the first film I saw from his depraved filmography, and it really made a huge impact on me. Its achievements in filmmaking and its relentlessness had me sold instantly, and since then I have been a willing, albeit scared participant in his sadistic work. After trudging through most of his…

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★

    Walking into this film after hearing numerous comparisons to Tarkovsky’s slow, poetic and haunting tone as well as his bold philosophical explorations on humanity had me pretty excited. That, and a lot of my Letterboxd friends praising this pretty highly. I did my best to manage my expectations (as those are HIGH expectations), and despite thinking that I was able to manage them somewhat proficiently, this was still a severe disappointment.

    The first 15 minutes were great, as its slow,…

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★½

    Groovy

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  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    "It’s being aware of what it means to lose oneself before being completely abandoned.”

    The emotional complexity and magnitude of this complicated exploration on repression, power dynamics, psychology and sexuality is endlessly thought-provoking, intriguing and layered. Huppert's work is astounding, using the perfect amount of restraint and expressiveness to fuel the emotional weight and psychological intrigue of this film. Love this film so much. Your experience watching this film is much like the main character's experience with each other. I'll…