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  • My Twentieth Century

    My Twentieth Century

    ★★★★

    Part of my 52 Films by Women Challenge! (50/52)

    In the spirit of me being me, I didn't realise how surreal My 20th Century gets until the morning after I watched it. So there are two identical twins whose mother dies, then the girls wind up on the streets of Budapest selling matches for a quick buck. Out of nowhere, two men discover the twins, and at the flip of a coin, separate them and each girl goes on a…

  • Calibre

    Calibre

    ★★★½

    Matt Palmer's Calibre opens on two best friends heading to the Scottish highlands for a weekend hunting trip. The introvert, Vaughn (Jack Lowden) has never hunted an animal before and has a fiancée who is newly pregnant. His best buddy, Marcus (Martin McCann), on the other hand, has had plenty of experience in the hunting field but is wilder and aggressive than goody-two-shoes Vaughn.

    After a night of heavy drinking and socialising with the locals of a remote Scottish village…

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  • Phantom

    Phantom

    ★★★½

    Week #3 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - German Expressionism (1920 - 1927)

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    F. W. Murnau was one of the most influential directors working in the realms of silent cinema. His adaptation of Dracula, simply entitled Nosferatu is one of the most beloved horror films of 1920's, Faust is an epic folklore tale that holds up upon multiple viewings, even when he moved over to Hollywood to make Sunrise, he was still cranking…

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★★

    Part of my 52 Films by Women Challenge! (27/52)

    My only gripe with Strange Days is that it's such a missed opportunity to not use the song 'Strange Days' by The Doors. Bad luck Bigelow, I give your cult classic an A-. Minus that cruel factor, Strange Days is an utterly spotless piece of science-fiction. From the very first shot, told from the point-of-view of a bank robber where his heist goes badly wrong, the level of skill needed to…