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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

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    "In Eyes Wide Shut, we never know what to believe, and the status of the narrative events remain unclear throughout the film. Truth and fiction, objectivity and subjectivity, and the public and the private are intermingled to such a degree that the viewer remains in a state of constant uncertainty. Nothing in this film can be taken at face value, no final interpretation can be given."

    Kubrick’s final film is not the promised erotic thriller, but rather, it is a…

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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    Paul Schrader's magnum opus, Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters, recounts the life of a man who lives life on a precipice, Yukio Mishima, a prolific and influential writer whose avant-garde works often broke traditional styles of aesthetics with an explicit focus on sexuality, death, and notions of political radicalism. The film considers Mishima’s life in four distant segments, leading up to the last day of his life as he performs seppuku after a failed military coup.

    In stark black…

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  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

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

    I initially expected, and this would have benefited the largely directionless feature, the denouncement of the skater group. But no. Every character in this film makes the dumbest possible decision at every turn. Ray, whose brother was killed in a car accident, doesn't seem to mind letting the disturbed and intoxicated Fuckshit drive. Stevie's mum happily invites everyone to visit her son even after they almost get him killed. I don’t think Hill planned for/realised these small character inconsistencies. Another…

  • Naked

    Naked

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    Mike Leigh’s Naked is a riveting parable brimming with a scornful wit and a humanity unseen through initial viewing. The film chronicles the exploits of the sardonic and nihilistic vagabond, Johnny, a man first introduced as he brutally rapes a young woman in a back alleyway. Fearing the repercussions of his actions, Johnny flees to the streets of London. There he spends much of his time ranting to strangers in attempts to justify his pathetic existence by shaming the beliefs…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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    When directors say their sequel is β€œThe Empire Strikes Back” of sequels, rarely does it prove true. And yet it does in Avengers: Infinity War, and to a vast extent.

    Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel’s most ambitious foray into the superhero genre yet, culminating in the last ten years of the studios' existence. It is a bold undertaking that reinvents the Marvel formula, subverting what audiences have come to expect from a typical Marvel outing. At times, the film feels…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

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    Seemingly birthed from the dust that surrounds him, a man wordlessly emerges from the desert trudging towards an invisible horizon, his face is weary and withered, his memory elusive, haunted by deep regret and intense sorrow.

    Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas is a melancholic and emotionally-compelling portrait of a broken man yearning for reconnection with a family whom he had left years ago. But much more so, the film is a reflection of America's emotional fabric as seen through Travis' strong…