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  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★★

    CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS IN TERMS OF THE THEMES THAT THE FILM TACKLES AS WELL AS SOME MINOR EVENTS. 

    This review is going to be a little longer than what I usually write but I just have too much to say about this film not to write a lengthy review. 

    A faultless film. 
    I have no reservations in saying that this is one of the best psychological thrillers ever made. Hiroshi Teshigahara went against many of the traditions in Japanese filmmaking…

  • From What Is Before

    From What Is Before

    ★★★★★

    From What Is Before is a perfect case in the beauty of simplicity. Lav Diaz manages to construct one of the most saddening and depressing portrayals of the human experience I’ve ever seen. As we follow the people of a neglected town in 1970s Philippines, we truly see the causes of neglect and oppression in society, specifically under Ferdinand E. Marcos.

    Diaz does this through one of the best uses of black and white I’ve seen in film. It never…

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    ★★

    I am no where near intelligent enough to describe why this is the best film ever made, so I’ll use a couple quotes from the film that encapsulate my feelings.

    “Nessie? You nick named my daughter after the lock ness monster?”

    “I’ve just seen a kid who I’ve seen grow up his entire life turn into a very large dog”

    “I hated the first British Invasion. And I hated the second one even more”

    “If your mum pisses you off,…

  • Secret Goldfish

    Secret Goldfish

    ★★★★★

    The fact that this is only a minute and a half and is still one of my favourite things I’ve ever seen is a testament to how amazing this film is.

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  • Three Colors: White

    Three Colors: White

    ★★★★½

    Considering my enjoyment of Three Colors: Blue, this impressed and surprised me in the best way. Kieślowski proves again his distinct ability to convey themes and emotions in a simultaneously engaging and profound way. 

    I will again write down some thoughts rather than a review as I want to rewatch the trilogy before properly reviewing them.

    - While I think there’s less to unpack in White than in Blue, I found myself slightly more involved in the story of White. …

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★★

    I’m going to need a rewatch before I write a proper review but I do have some comments:

    - Three Colors: Blue is one of the most profound and heartbreaking portrayals of grief put to film. 
    - While subtle, so many sequences left me floored in their beauty; the atmosphere Kieślowski creates with colour alone is honestly breathtaking. 
    - I loved the pacing of the film; very few films have compelled me in such a distinct way through the development…