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  • Into the Inferno

    Into the Inferno 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2016

    The film isn't even really concerned with volcanos, although you wouldn't guess it from the ecstatic displays of magma and lava that spew across the screen. If anything Into the Inferno is more interested in the ways in which volcanos have impacted human history and perpetuated myth. Like all of Herzog's works, the natural phenomenon is a backdrop to explore human behaviour. In one instance Herzog and his crew investigate a strange myth that concerns a small group of people…

  • The Wiz

    The Wiz 1978

    ★½ Watched 03 Nov, 2016

    This should be the total opposite of a drag. I couldn't wait for it to end.

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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…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz 1979

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2016 2

    Destroyed me. One of those films where, after seeing it, all you can do is beat yourself up for not having seen it earlier. Scathing, joyous, reflective, reflexive. It's everything that is great about cinema, and therefore, life.