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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Stunning.

  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba

    ★★★★½

    I have never seen a more beautifully photographed film than this. The camera drifts and floats through each scene with every shot an absolute work of art. Simply ... wow.

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  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours

    ★★★★½

    For God's sake, stop touching that nerve! :-0

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★½

    Surely director Darren Aronofsky intended this to be a homage to the great Roman Polanski? The similarities, stylistically and narratively, to both Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion are evident throughout. Natalie Portman is superb as a prima ballerina obsessed with the idea that fellow ballerina Mila Kunis might be a better performer than her, or worse, might actually want to become her. Portman's character reminded me of both heroines of the two Polanski films, being very mouselike and shy, almost apologetic…