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  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper

    Tales of the Grim Sleeper 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2015

    I should definitely not have watched this just before bed. Not for the grim sleeper side of things (although that is upsetting), but more for the consistent and troubling lack of consideration afforded to almost everyone on screen by institutions and authority.

  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

    Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Jul, 2015

    An immensely profound experience and I wasn't even physically there. An important tool for communicating the complexities of the definition of art, the ways in which art evokes empathy, the relationship between performance and reality and, really, a tool for feeling and understanding the vulnerability and beauty that all people emanate. Marina is a bridge between our selves and others. Hers is an act that is simultaneously selfish and selfless and it's overwhelming to be a part of, even from a distance.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014 3

    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

    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.