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  • Horse Money

    Horse Money 2014

    ★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    This will be the most conflicting film for me of the festival I think. An all out aesthetically sadistic experience, and purposefully so, that aims to penetrate the core of a particular experience of post-colonial trauma that I just have no frame of reference for.

    Every diagetic and non-diagetic choice is grating over the course of its entire running time it never lets up its stylistic assault (and I mean that as literally as possible). It's sense of time is…

  • Sherpa

    Sherpa 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    Sherpa; or the affirmation of the entitlement of Westerners with money.

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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.