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  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Black Swan
  • Whiplash
  • The Green Mile

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  • The 39 Steps

    ★★★

  • Dunkirk

    ★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • Malcolm X

    ★★★★½

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  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★★

    The 39 Steps is a solid Hitchcock 'thriller' - I say thriller like that since none of his films have truly thrilled me - which nicely sets out a standard template for man-on-the-run films. Interestingly, this is the oldest feature film I've ever watched and it really shows for better or worse. For me this hindered the film: both the sound and visuals had aged very poorly making it difficult to be engaged or immersed in the cinematic experience.

    Certainly…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★½

    In my opinion one of Nolan's weaker films, but none the less a very solid and well crafted epic with impressive cinematography and action. The film's greatest flaw, however, is that it's all spectacle and no substance: all the horrors shown on the screen bare little weight when portraying characters we neither know or care about. This portrayal of war also comes across as almost too polished, coming no where close to the brutality of films such as Saving Private Ryan. …

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  • Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    Hi guys, just another update!

    So I've been very quiet on here for the past couple of months, and haven't written any reviews or even logged the films I've watched recently. But the good news is that I still exist! And I'm still active on here, I've just been quietly rating films and dropping a few lists here and there.

    I don't know when I'll write another review, I really got out of the habit during the holidays, and since…

  • Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    Hi guys,

    Just another quick update. I've gotten very behind on my reviews, about 12 films I think. So it's getting very exhausting to write these reviews. I'm also going through some things which are really draining and depressing me, and I'll be on holiday for a little while, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up the reviews in that time. I'll try my best but I can't say I'll be very active.

    I have a…