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  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

  • Bound

    ★★★★

  • Viridiana

    ★★★½

  • Russian Ark

    ★★★

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    Entertaining and exciting set pieces that get pretty outrageous are unfortunately hampered by disengaging character work and a largely negligible script. Plot-wise things range from being fairly predictable to just okay, never really offering anything too remarkable in that department. The comedy has some decent moments too but I found a lot of it to feel so forced and sometimes flat. The effects and action sequences are both okay, but even those aspects rarely surprise when it comes down to it. Leagues better than its predecessor but isn't anything more memorable or particularly noteworthy

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★

    Almost impossible to tell that it's a debut with how meticulously proficient every aspect of it is. The camera and how it's used here is a thing of beauty, accentuated with so much charming flair and a cunningly crafty way of capturing space. It's the attention paid towards sound design and pretty-looking individual shots that's enticingly engaging throughout and never boring. Performances are also all amazing and deliver the staunchly self-aware and brightly concocted screenplay with dazzling skill. Unfairly well-rounded and riveting

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  • Last Life in the Universe

    Last Life in the Universe

    ★★★★½

    Magically dreamy and melancholic, every ounce of Ratanaruang's direction here is so absorbing and mesmerizing. Its quietly mellow mood is exceptionally invigorating, smart camera placement and focus contribute to drearily compelling imagery and durable execution of its plot. The endearing management of its quiet tone and characters is spectacular, effectively hitting on its enchanting slowness without a persistent need for dialogue. The soundtrack is also a thing of beauty, further enhancing the miraculous emptiness it was going for. Keenly somber and sublime

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★½

    Plot and explanations take a backseat to Glazer's tense and riveting direction. The film's visual manner is spectacular, maintaining an excitingly cold sharpness that works wonders for each scene. Grimacing noises and an awesome soundtrack contribute to the often-times freaky and disturbing ways of looking at human life. While it has its moments of being a bit muddled, I was always interested to see what it had in store and how it would approach certain themes