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  • There Will Be Blood
  • Yi Yi
  • Blade Runner
  • Stroszek

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  • John Wick

  • The Suicide Squad

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

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  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Saying Audition is a film about a woman who's been horribly abused and left traumatised, consequently leading to her embarking on a torturous rampage to quench her thirst for vengeance, gives both the character of Asami and the film itself less credit than they deserve. Why? Because it isn't true… At least for me, anyway.

    Although they probably deserve a good old severed finger (or three), those who abused Asami weren't actually tortured and murdered; rather, Asami's torturous rampages are…

  • La La Land

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it an intimate analysis of the relationship between a couple, or a film aimed at commenting on current film culture, film criticism and film consumerism? Sam Levinson fails miserably at both, with Malcolm & Marie culminating to nothing more than a mere messy residue of a film. It's tangled, it's frustrating and it's what can only be assumed to be birthed from a cluttered screenplay still stuck in its embryonic stages.…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    Bong Joon-Ho is a master, with his orchestration of ensemble scenes here showcasing how great he is at filmmaking; by blocking actors to perfection & often employing multiple characters doing multiple different things at multiple different spatial depths within a single frame, he leaves every moment rich. Every frame tends to the tone of the sequence it’s imbedded within, and most frames are left looking like Renaissance paintings - this being just one example of how he makes use of the cinematic medium to its highest potential.