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  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence 1993

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2016

    A potent insight into sex and semiotics. Lives lived and lost, imprisoned in protocol. Not much has changed.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A. 1985

    ★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2016

    Everyone's a snitch in L.A.

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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.