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  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    Amadeus is one of those rare films that you don’t watch, but experience. Telling the story of the fictional rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, Milos Forman’s Best Picture Oscar-winning epic is, well rather epic. It’s grandiose both in its ambition and execution. Every single element is absolutely flawless - the pacing is immaculate (I watched the 3 hour Director’s Cut and it didn’t drag at all); the performances - Tom Hulce is indelibly charming as the goofy…

  • Decalogue I

    Decalogue I

    ★★★★★

    “I am the Lord thy god; you shall have no other gods before me” 

    Decalogue I is almost unfathomably brilliant, a truly fantastic hour coming from the mind of one of Poland’s finest, Kieślowski. A fantastic introduction into the Decalogue series, this first film explores the sanctity of God and worship. Here, the Kieślowskian narrative focusses on science, and the idolisation of it over worship. Where scientific reason is a devout path followed by Krzysztof and Paweł, religion carries Irena,…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

    Genuinely some of the most staggering animation I’ve ever seen.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★

    Slightly underwhelming. Appreciate the visual language a whole ton, but I didn’t get that extra punch that I was really looking for. I think that, for what is (for the most part) an honest film, there’s a surprising lack of upfront-ness about sex - something that I feel needed to be implemented to truly feel the weight of the poetic emotion of the film. Likewise, the cinematography was a little pretentious - I didn’t understand the (in my eyes) random…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    There are singular moments, plotted deftly in the opening act of Interstellar, that mean nothing at the time; merely a motion or an action that can be disregarded straight afterwards. But they’re not completely forgotten. 

    Chris Nolan throws us into a world with no context. It’s Kubrickian-esque: he presents us with a scenario and we just have to accept everything that is shown to us. It’s like a shadow. He conceals information - letting us ponder on its meaning, speculating its place…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Unrelenting tension throughout, Chazelle’s Whiplash is a fine achievement in character based work. There’s a certain pace to the film that feels so fresh and invigorating. The mimesis cannot be overlooked - it’s not by chance that a film about drumming is so quick paced in its editing and structure. Scenes cascade together; every moment is individually engrossing and breathtaking. The music sequences are handled so well, in particular. The fluidity in the camera movement coupled with the free flowing…