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  • Blade Runner
  • Dreams of a Life
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Videodrome

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  • The Beguiled

    ★★

  • Summer of 84

    ★★★

  • Jason X

    ★★½

  • Little Joe

    ★★½

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  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★

    Beautiful, picturesque cinematography, a southern plantation rendered through gorgeous light, heat, mist, and overgrown surroundings. The candle-lit interiors transporting you back to the 1800s. Perhaps too unambitious and impersonal in its characterization, wasting a great cast whom remain oddly vague and underwritten, representing repressed sexuality during wartime. Full of lustful glances and mind games but hard to care. Style over substance.

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★

    Retrospective, throwback, revival, homage, love letter. Take your pick. Good but doesn't reach the heights of Stranger Things or Stand By Me, both appear to be influences. The mystery kept me on edge but to reach greatness the story needed to present a bigger number of suspects and to properly develop the back stories of the characters. For the most part, the 80s nostalgia works, especially the synth score. Excessive dialogue about masterbation. I don't want to be too critical of the movie because I did actually enjoy it!

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  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    ★★★★

    Recommended by KJ


    Sci-fi action mystery-thriller. I remember when I saw the movie back in 2002 at the cinema a person sitting behind me commented out loud “Spielberg?” during the end credits. I can see where he was coming from as it’s darker than Spielberg’s typically sentimental approach, and could have been directed by another filmmaker.

    A Hitchcockian ‘man on the run’ story set in the year 2054, loosely based on the 1956 short story "The Minority Report" by Philip…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    I liked the humorous banter and the score (some reviews say the music drowned out conversations,I watched with subtitles so didn't matter).

    Unfortunately the story is hard to care about, I didn't know what the team were trying to achieve half the time. Lots of running around during the climax but I had no idea why. Apparently there's a climate change interpretation which I must have overlooked. Probably my least favorite Nolan film albeit I need to give it a second look at some point.