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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★

    Wes Anderson continues to be the overrated God of hipsters. I still don't quite get the appeal or the charm other than they aesthetically appeal and charm but for a fast paced film in which so much seems to happen it seems lacking. I've felt this way about practically every Wes Anderson film I've seen - they are zany, quirky, interesting, there's a vast array of characters (admittedly though, most are completely one dimensional) and there's a lot going one…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    ★★★

    Reasonable addition to a franchise that hasn't become too tired yet but continues to miss what made the original so affecting.

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  • Snowtown

    Snowtown

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely brilliant depiction of depravity and fear. This is the best serial killer biopic I've seen in years - possibly since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (but a case can be made that that wasn't an actual biopic).
    Based on John Bunting ("Australia's Worst Serial Killer") the number of onscreen murders depicted is very small but that doesn't stop this being a very difficult film to watch. There's such a sense of cinema-verite social realism to this film and…

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

    So unique and original, scenes unlike any other. Aesthetically beautiful, wonderful cinematography and stellar-performances. One of the most personal films ever and quite possibly the greatest independent film of all time.