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  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence

    ★★★★½

    The Look of Silence magnifies the immorally glorified souls of those who slaughtered millions of innocent “communists”. “We’d drag them. Some of them screamed. ‘Please, sir! Have mercy!’ But we don’t care. In fact, we beat him again to shut him up.”. Two former death camp leaders proudly re-create the grisly scenes of the ‘65 purge of supposed “communists” under the instigation of the armed forces, which became widely known as the Indonesian Genocide. Documentarian Oppenheimer asks them an explicit…

  • Circus of Books

    Circus of Books

    ★★★

    Circus of Books opens its store doors to moving LGBT culture, history and rights. 8230 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles. A bookstore aptly named “Book Circus” established its existence until ‘82 when the owner was experiencing financial difficulties. A entrepreneurial couple, Barry a former special effects engineer for Kubrick’s masterpiece ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and general inventor, and Karen a former journalist, seized the opportunity to expand their distribution rights for Flynt’s ‘Hustlers’ by owning a shop. A…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    Ad Astra galactically depicts sorrow, proving that no one can hear you cry in space. For the past few years, dramas set in the expansive dangers of space have been my bread and butter. Devouring them during my annual breakfast as I purposefully starve myself for the taste of space traversal. Every year, the likes 'Arrival', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'First Man', 'Interstellar' and my all-time favourite film 'Gravity', have secured scores ranging from outstanding to perfect. Whilst Ad Astra may…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Midsommar brightly dances through fields of tulips to create an unsettling depiction of emasculation. "That was a waste of time" muttered the viewers behind me. "What on earth is going on?" laughed the friends in front of me. "That was hilarious!" chuckled the imprudent heterosexual lads as I was walking out. Rather infuriatingly, as with most cases of contemporary filmmaking, I yearned to instantly throw a rebuttal at their faces. "What did you expect?".

    Sure, A24 were excessively marketing this…