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  • Atonement

    Atonement

    ★★★★

    It takes a special kind of film to make me hate Saoirse Ronan.

    Going into this, I expected the direction to be competent at best and just downright mediocre predominantly. Much to my surprise, Joe Wright proves himself to be a director that can capture landscapes and scenery in such a way that is so beautiful and painting-like, using some genuinely stunning shots and pairing it with such an emotive, raw score to craft such a authentic environment that fits…

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    ★★★★½

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    A film that truly embraces its own eccentricity to craft such an indescribable, exceptionally bizarre musical experience that could only have come out of the 70s. The best thing I could compare this too is Phantom Of The Paradise, another 70s film that embraces the campiness of musicals while at the same time being counter-culture and against-the-grain. Even then, nothing in this could have possibly come out of anything but this. It is so uniquely odd that I will…

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  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    And in yet another overly long review from yours truly...

    An epic is one of the best ways to develop a character to the point of understanding their motivations and how they justify their actions. it shows every facet of their lives, letting you absorb the information for yourself and come to your own conclusions instead of simply being told their past. Barry Lyndon is a story of corruption and ambition as well as a tragedy of a young man…

  • The Wolf Man

    The Wolf Man

    ★★★½

    God I can write a lot for something I don't have a whole lot to say about...

    Universal Monster films are really so distinguishable for how atmospheric they are. They closely stick to their gothic source materials by feeling so misty and gloomy, so mysterious and dark, relying on the shady, foggy environments to build suspense. This suits monster movies, being that the scariest part is obviously the monster the shade and the mist can conceal that monsters so well,…