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  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    What a picture! Orson whips together a no-nonsense noir in 1958 which stands head and shoulders above the majority of modern mystery movies and neo-noirs, even as they've had decades to learn from and refine the medium.

    The first thing everyone notices is the beautifully dynamic camera, and rightly so! The film opens on easily one of the most impressive oners that I've ever seen, which is doubly impressive given that it's 1958 and the technology available to create such…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    This movie finally dares to ask an almost incomprehensible question: what if Tom Cruise was actually a snivelling coward instead of an un-killable badass? 

    The answer? He would pick himself up by his bootstraps and become an un-killable badass. You just can’t keep a good man down! 

    Wonderful film. Great rhythm and sense of humour. Knows exactly how much good material it can mine out of the repeating-day premise, and ends perfectly on time. How did Doug Liman direct this??

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    Memories of Murder is the first stone-cold instant classic that I’ve seen in a little while. It feels so good to have your love of movies re-ignited by watching something like this. Apologies for the lack of structure in my writing, but I have some unorganized thoughts.

    Bong Joon-ho is a member of a very small group of directors who I’ve seen with such a ridiculously high degree of precision and control over the tone of their movies. Other examples…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Quentin has long been threatening to cut his career short at 10 movies, but that possibility has never seemed real until Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

    I always figured that the man loved making movies too much to quit. I think that regardless of one's feelings towards his movies, love them or hate them, his love for the cinematic experience is more apparent than possibly any other modern director. It's certainly possible to recognize a director's passion without necessarily…