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  • Miami Vice
  • Chungking Express
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Unbreakable

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★

  • Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

  • Mad Max 2

    ★★★★

  • La Haine

    ★★★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    David Lowery's 'The Green Knight' would have been a welcome deconstruction of a monomyth, but any chance of connection is stalled by Lowery’s verbose stylisation. Although Lowery’s adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight makes a statement on the evolution of artistic interpretation, it gets lost in the overdone visuals. Lowery’s mannerist aesthetic emphasises wide-angle lenses, CGI-inflected imagery, elaborate production design, and virtuosic camera movements, all of which call attention to themselves. The film’s artifice overreaches itself, leaving potentially…

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

    "This isn't about freedom; this is a slaughter."

    Through unique storytelling and brilliant performances, Stanley Kubrick’s 'Full Metal Jacket' remains a highly influential piece of filmmaking. Kubrick's meticulous attention to detail is evident in every frame of this film. His use of tracking shots and wide-angle lenses immerses viewers in the chaos and claustrophobia of war. The film's cinematography, combined with a haunting score and realistic set design, forms an atmosphere that lingers in a viewer's minds long after the…

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  • Mad Max 2

    Mad Max 2

    ★★★★

    "I got all I need here."
    "You don't have a future. I could offer you that."

    A post-apocalyptic adrenaline surge. With its strictly visceral appeal and masterful execution of action sequences, 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior' continues to captivate, decades after its release. George Miller's unrivaled talent in crafting exhilarating action sequences is on full display. From high-speed chases to explosive confrontations, every moment is infused with heart-pounding intensity. Each set-piece is meticulously choreographed, showcasing Miller's keen eye for…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    "It's about a society on its way down."

    Realist cinema has always had the ability to shock audiences, either by pushing the envelope of what can be shown on screen, or by tackling subjects which would usually be deemed unsuitable or inappropriate but form integral parts of our social fabric. 'La Haine' has a very convincing verité style which embeds us in the world of its characters. The film explores hatred between individuals and groups of people in a variety…

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