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  • Carol
  • Parasite
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Breaking the Waves

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  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★

  • Till

    ★★★

  • Morvern Callar

    ★★★★½

  • My Policeman

    ★★

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  • Morvern Callar

    Morvern Callar

    ★★★★½

    After losing her boyfriend to suicide, a woman embarks on a unique journey examining grief and loss in the best way she knows how. Lynne Ramsay’s film Morvern Callar is an experience that leads us through the motions of this woman’s mind. Like the films of Claire Denis, Ramsay’s films are more sensory than expository. Her films utilize visual compositions and aural orchestrations to create mood and memorable character landscapes. Viewers might see it as plotless and/or wandering, but those…

  • My Policeman

    My Policeman

    ★★

    My Policeman is a love story we’ve seen and heard a thousand times. An illicit relationship between two men gets covered up by a straight marriage. Years later in their twilight years, they get confronted by guilt, regret and sadness. There’s so much potential in this story to make things fresher and new, but director Michael Grandage has opted for a more straightforward, tedious, uninspired approach. The cast headed by popstar Harry Styles, David Dawson and Emma Corrin are quite…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Damien Chazelle's smashing, adrenaline-fueled, electrifying drama is bloody exhilarating to watch as it is uncomfortably compelling. Chazelle is surely one of the up and coming directors we need to watch out for. His youthful, energetic, intense direction is felt on screen and it's mind-blowing. The film follows a young jazz drummer and his quest to be the best among the rest in a prestigious music conservatory.

    This film reminds me of Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, and Black Swan, as their…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★

    Pixar has always been consistent in their endless fixations on human behavior, emotions, and life as a whole. Their recent output Soul is probably the studio’s most mature and frankly, adult-fared film that explores death and existentialism at its core. How do you explain death and the fullness of life to an eight-year-old? Directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, the film does a resounding undertaking of being risky and insightful, but in the end something’s quite glaringly missing. Soul