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  • Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Nov, 2014

    Marion Cottillard is a conduit for the everyday minutia of anxiety and depression in the most elegant of ways. It's her best performance by a mile, the simplicity of her struggle, rendered in small gestures, the lines of her face swelling and receding, she is truly beautiful in her fragility.

    Normally, in our interactions with people we are rarely witness to their internal battlefields, as they put up a wall to hide their shame and pain. With Two Days, One…

  • Inferno 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    Possibly Argento's best, if it weren't for SUSPIRIA I guess. In some ways it's actually better than SUSPIRIA, with its irreverent lack of logic and continuity it actually feels like a nightmare (with feels being the operative word there). It's let down by a lack of Goblin and an ending that unravels into tedium. Otherwise it's pretty stellar stuff.

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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014 2

    Either Damien Chazelle is a failed musician OR he's an old world, stodgy judge at brass band competitions who is probably also a failed musician. In reality, he's a film director and he's made one of the most frustrating films of 2014.

    Whiplash is the by-product of music being stripped of it's creativity, innovation and soul. It's a film about a young man who strives for excellence in an environment that praises technical proficiency and exactness over humanity and the…

  • What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    A total crowd pleaser. There hasn't been a film in the cinema this consistently hilarious in a few years. A true joy.