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  • The Shallows

    The Shallows 2016

    Watched 23 Oct, 2016

    If only one could ditch the flat character background of Lively's swimmer and start right from the shark you might be looking at a masterpiece. Instead you simply get a movie that has its moments, more than can be said for a lot of films.

  • Jackie

    Jackie 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Oct, 2016

    Larrain is one of the most interesting directors working today. A high post-modernist obsessed with deconstructing notions of time and space as well as problematizing artifice and mediation, yet also a stringent classicist who is just as comfortable exercising the more fundamental tropes of a Hollywood biopic as is someone like Tom Hooper. Jackie is a film which both plays it easy and difficult at the same time. The themes and territory the film explores isn't something audiences will find…

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015 3

    Probably the most restrained effort from Mr. Tarantino's entire career. Gone are all the pop Godardian tricks that first made him famous (besides the almost Brechtian decision to stage a road-show along with some pop music, a few gags centered around the intermission, and the almost-hokey clue-like genre of the murder mystery stuck inside one place); in its place is a more classical story that tries to fit more snugly among the ranks of the exploitation masters of the 70s…

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake 2016

    Watched 02 Oct, 2016

    A big screw you to anyone who expects Palme D'or winners to have real characters, engaging perspectives, interesting filmmaking, or anything but the most heavy handed political didacticism . Yes there are a lot of problems with our contemporary economic situation, no you don't have to hit us over the head every 2 minutes with as much melodrama as possible in order to convince us of this. You also don't have to treat all the characters besides your hero as…