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  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    ★½

    Was in the mood for some good music and this was on Netflix hence why I watched a commonly so-called mediocre movie, and what can I say that hasn't been said before? Yesterday is a banal and formulaic take on the same thing we've seen many times before. The writing was boderline cringey and the direction was surprisingly (or unsurprisingly) dreadful. They also kept hinting towards a "Wonderwall" scene which never occurred and that left me mildly infuriated. Definitely a lesser work from Danny Boyle but it's always great to hear some music from The Beatles so whatever.

  • The Blazing Sun

    The Blazing Sun

    ★★★½

    The sun burns; scorching those beneath it. A film enters infused with cultural significance. It retains the title The Blazing Sun and fittingly so as the heat acts as a timer, running down the clock, either blazing hotter or cooler with the day. Inspired by the Hollywood Noirs of the time, the aforementioned film overcomes the heat of Hollywood as it fortunately entered the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Not a winner but even so, recognition alone is worthy of praise.…

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★½

    Criterion Challenge 2021 | Week #15

    One whole month. It's been an entire month since I watched A Woman Under the Influence and I still struggle to write out my thoughts. That struggle is felt amongst many others and while I could've simply left the film alone and moved on, there was this urging sensation causing me to be here writing this. To talk about such a film is painful; whether that pain comes from being let-down or from feeling…

  • Seven Chances

    Seven Chances

    ★★★½

    Woke up very early. I turned to the window and saw mist and fog. I hadn't slept comfortably but I couldn't go back to bed. I needed comfort and in my time of need came the ever-joyful legend Buster Keaton. Seven Chances may not be as popular as the most known and acclaimed of Keaton's filmography but assuredly with time it will receive an increase in admiration. As for right now, it's already a well loved classic of silent cinema.…