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  • Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever

    ★★★★

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

    CABIN FEVER (2020) is a Film Lads production of a Nolan O’KANE short film
    WARNING: Major Spoilers are included here, please watch the film first: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pq791RHdg0&t=2s

    Director O’Kane has stated this is a partially salvaged film that he was preparing last year and that, during the editing process, there was a loss of half the filmed footage. He then created some extra material along with his collaborators (Kirk Percival and Victor Dubyna) and this experimental short is the final product.…

  • Solitary Comfort

    Solitary Comfort

    ★★★★

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

    Warning, this review contains Major spoilers, please watch the short first at: youtu.be/VCt_4weIkdA


    What Kirk Percival achieves in this 16:00 minute short film is really quite astounding.
    It is a moody, thoughtful and beautiful video essay about one individual living in isolation through the COVID-19 pandemic and how they cope with daily activities.
    This is essentially an au courant examination of one man's struggle to get through a day with no other human contact.
    We begin our journey by watching…

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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    As others are stating, this has Malick's most cohesive narrative since Badlands and even parts of The Thin Red Line.
    However, it still exhibits at least some of the dream-like voice-over, jump cuts, gorgeous cinematography and music cues of much of his post The New World work.
    The plot itself is a real heartbreaker, intense, anger-inducing and beautifully acted by a superb and mostly unknown cast.
    Call me a convert all over again because this is pure gold cinema at its finest and most lyrical.

  • A Single Man

    A Single Man

    ★★★★★

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

    Utterly stunning directorial debut from designer Tom Ford which comes off like the work of a seasoned pro.
    Working from his own adaptation (with David Scearce) of the novel by Christopher Isherwood, Ford elicits terrific performances from Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult as well as a riveting turn from Colin Firth in the title role as a tightly wound lecturer planning suicide after the death of his lover (Matthew Goode).
    The scene where Firth is on the phone to his…