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  • Birth

    Birth

    ★★★½

    70%

    At its best, it's terrifying and tantalizing. I went in blind (so blind that I didn't know this was made by Glazer! But twenty minutes in, I had to check who the director was) and was completely enraptured by the premise and the treatment in the beginning. Kidman, unsurprisingly, reacts to the extraordinary circumstances that her character faces in the most believable manner and makes the plot all the more convincing; so does the child actor. Everything was going…

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block

    ★★★½

    66%

    Low budget teen Alien. So much fun!

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    It gets better and better and better every single time. More than watching Kubrick ever-so-subtly slap patriarchy and male previlege on the face, the clues and mysteries that he leaves behind make this one of the most rewatchable movies ever. If it weren't made by someone who makes masterpieces on a daily basis Eyes Wide Shut wouldn't have been this underrated. Such a sexy, dreamy, political, magnificent, feminist beast!

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    48%

    The quality of a performance is, in general, some sort of a measure of its emotional impact on the audience. The nature and intensity of that emotional punch depends on how the filmmaker directs the actor, how the screenwriter wrote the character and, of course, the talent of the performer. Joaquin Phoenix's performance in Joker works so well as an independent entity that it renders the rather feeble characterization of Arthur Fleck obsolete. When you combine that with the…