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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A truly transcendent cinematic experience. It is kinda hard to envision what science fiction would be today without this film. Heck, two of my favourite films of all time in Arrival and Interstellar take shots and story elements and motifs (among other things) directly from this, and if you read a mini synopsis of this film, you would be hard pressed to distinguish whether they're actually talking about the Shell in Arrival or the monolith in this. Also, the day…

  • Oldboy



    A mostly dark and disturbing revenge tale. I didn't really read anything about it beforehand, so the only thing I knew going in was the premise, and I am so glad I did that. Incredibly well shot and acted, and that long corridor take took me back (or should I say forward) to Daredevil.

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


    An absurd and comical look at the stupidity of nuclear war. And the Red Scare. And men. And fluoridation, apparently. 

    Aside from the obvious and clearly potent political/militiary satire, the use of its clever jokes and gags, inuendos, referential humor, and the amazing comedic timing of the actors really puts it over the top. Its also scary how real all of this could be, and to still be able to say that in 2018 is hilarious(ly sad).

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin


    Happy belated Mother's Day... :(