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  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise 1974

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    Without a doubt, one of the strangest, most incredible things I've ever seen. Just watch it.

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Mar, 2015

    A classical wuxia for a globalised community. All of the technical aspects of this film are obviously exquisite. The jaw dropping choreography balances so beautifully with the silence, patience and calm; it's a complete package. The fact that the overall arc pertains to the independence and salvation of a woman is the cherry on top.

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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 2015

    ★★★★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.