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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    Woah...I'm a little late to the game on this one but "Another Round" is truly an awe-inspiring cinematic achievement. Denmark's recent Oscar-winner for Best International feature is an intimate, heartbreaking and profound drama that offers an insightful look at the highs and lows of alcoholism. Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg showcases impressive control of craftsmanship over the production design, editing and music, using these elements to create an immersive cinematic experience. At the center of it all is Mads Mikkelsen, who…

  • The Dig

    The Dig

    As someone with absolutely no interest at all in archaeology, I was rather taken aback by how much I dug "The Dig". An informative, heartwarming and sweeping period piece, it honors the legacy of a forgotten historical figure. With his second feature, director Simon Stone has crafted a respecful tribute to the undervalued archaeologist behind Sutton Hoo. Stone showcases extraordinary control of craftsmanship over the set design, locations and musical score, recreating the real-life archaeological discovery. At the center of…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    Wow...so for the last three months or so I have been constantly delaying seeing "Nomadland" because I was afraid it wouldn't live up to my sky-high expectations. Boy, was I wrong. "Nomadland" truly is a mesmerizing achievement and a worthy frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar. An intimate, poetic and heartbreaking drama, it offers an eye-opening glimpse at a little-known lifestyle in America. Writer/director Chloé Zhao showcases extraordinary control over the locations, production design and music. At the center of…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    Wow...I'm truly at a loss for words on this one. As someone that has never experienced Dementia before, I was blown away by "The Father". It's almost impossible to believe that it's the work of a first-time filmmaker, because it is incredibly well-made. French playwright Florian Zeller excels at recreating the feeling of memory loss in his debut feature. For a first-time filmmaker, Zeller showcases extraordinary control over the production design, editing and musical score. At the centre of it…