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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #106 - Oh, Oh, Dean Israelite

    Well, now I know which film from this year that I would happily sit through a second time round. In summary, Get Out is a great little horror film. I wouldn't call it a horror-comedy that some have made it out to be, but it's very funny. A lot of fun. Also, Hollywood, give Catherine Keener more work, she's wonderful and you never give her anything other than minor roles that last 10 - 25 minutes.

  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★★½

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #106 - Oh, Oh, Dean Israelite

    Viola Davis is Love. Viola Davis is Life.

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  • Frenzy

    Frenzy

    ★★★★

    Week #9 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - Auteurs, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Has there ever been a director more beloved than Alfred Hitchcock? Spielberg and Kubrick do come close in my opinion in terms of being the poster children for the profession. But in terms of accessibility, sheer fun, and a true understanding of suspense, Hitchcock uppercuts them both with such a great understanding of cinema. Understatement of the century coming up, but he…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★½

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #98 - Skeletor's Leaning Tower of Rocks

    La La Land is the cinematic equivalent of this part from a YMS video. Harsh much? Well, I don't think it's harsh enough. What I mean is that the first act is insanely fun, breezy and beautiful. But by the 40-minute mark, the film collapses thanks to its tired nostalgic leanings and its own shallow content and characters. Whiplash is a film that I adore and Chazelle is someone…