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  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    I haven’t watched this for over 15 years, still just as brutal.

    Jennifer Connelly is brilliant and gorgeous, Ellen Burstyn is Oscar worthy - Julia Roberts robbed her in a film i can’t even remember the name of.

    The whole brutal ending sequence kicks off with a scene taken directly from the brillian anime Perfect Blue. Aronofsky bought the rights with a view to a live action remake, which he virtually did with Black Swan.

    I’d actually forgotten about the…

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    ★★★

    “To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.” 

    Possibly the only Star Trek film to really fulfil this mission statement.

    There are some ropey effects early on (evidence of a rush to finish effects shots) so I was a little concerned during the opening third of the film, fortunately the effects later on are stunning to say the least. The overhead shot of the Enterprise completely…

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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    “Leave now. Life is short. Time is luck.”

    Damn, how did i miss this underrated gem of a movie, thank you letterboxd for bringing this film to my attention, i found it ranked high on Michael Mann lists here and now i know why.

    Miami Vice is a moody, dark, visually poetic art movie masquerading as a crime drama and it’s good to see people starting to appreciate this film 10 years on now expectations of the time are stripped…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★

    This film really gets under my skin, it’s dark, depressing and completely messed up.

    After my first watch i thought the film was ultimately shallow however on my second viewing there is more depth to it than i first thought.

    Amy Adams is phenomenal as always, this and Arrival in the same year with no Oscar nomination, what the hell happened there.