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  • Housekeeping



    Recommended by Jezzock on round 3 of the Metropolis server recommendation roulette.

    Housekeeping is my first Bill Forsyth affair and what a wonderful affair it was. Housekeeping tells the story of two young girls in rural 1950's America who bounce around from guardian to guardian in the wake of their mothers suicide. Housekeeping is much more dry than I was expecting. While the performances were a little more dramatic than they should have been I fell in love with the characters and their conflicts anyway. The setting and locations are phenomenally used in the film.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Shirtless, flexin Kylo Ren was the best damn part of this. Dude is f'in shredded.

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  • Birdman



    A beautiful critique of modern Hollywood blockbusters that asks if Hollywood films still have the ability to be artistic. Everyone here gives career best performances. Emmanuel Lubezki takes his cinematography to a whole new level. Alejandro González Iñárritu creates a subtle yet profound film filled with drama, comedy, and symbolism. This will probably play really well at the Oscars. At least it should.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


    It seems that 2014 is the year of sequels that actually work. 22 Jump Street, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and now this. Matt Reeves was an exceptional choice to direct this. His dark moody style works wonders with the Planet of the Apes universe. With most of Reeves films you get outstanding cinematography, and here it really complements the story. Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman are both very convincing as the human protagonists, but the real standout is…