MrJohnston85

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Favorite films

  • La La Land
  • Aftersun
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Taxi Driver

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  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Arrival

    ★★★★★

  • Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

  • Sicario

    ★★★★½

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    One of the most unsettling films I have ever seen. The horror lies in the minute details under Glazer’s microscope. His use of static cameras with the occasional tracking shot builds a wall between us and the Höss family as they live blissfully ignorant to what happens over the wall. It could that they do know and just don’t care. This questionable morality is demonstrated through the sound of gunshots, barking dogs and horrifying screams as the Höss children play…

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★★

    A beautiful tale about the power of brotherhood so compassionately told its utterly devastating. Intimately shot and beautifully acted with an all-time career best from Zac Efron, the Iron Claw is one of the most compelling sports dramas ever made without falling into cliche. Also has one of the best soundtracks in recent years before building to a power-bomb of an emotional finale.

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★★★★

    Sofia Coppola was born to make this film. The loneliness of Lost in Translation, the isolation of Marie Antoinette and the imprisonment of the Virgin Suicides all make up Priscilla. Coppola’s dreamscape style draws you into the world of Elvis the same way as Priscilla was. However, behind the dream of being with Elvis are the nightmares exposed through Coppola’s screenplay. The antithesis to Luhrmann’s Elvis and very important to have this story told.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    Scorsese only gets better and better. A crime epic with something to say as he uses his platform to raise awareness of an oppressed people and a story that had to be told. Slow build-up to a worthwhile payoff and tremendous performances all round.

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