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  • The Return

    The Return

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    Treading the line between bleak and beautiful, destructive and reflective, β€˜The Return’ is cinema in its purest form. 

    Frightfully bold in subject matter, The Return paints a cold picture of a father/sibling relationship, including the most breathtaking cinematography you’re likely to see in a film.
    It’s Tarkovsky good, with Andrey Zvyagintsev having a meticulous eye for framing and capturing the intricate details in a scene like his legendary counterpart.

    I can’t wait to watch β€˜The Banishment’ next.

  • Her

    Her

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    β€œI'm trying to write a piece of music that's about what it feels like to be on the beach with you right now.”

    Spike Jonze’s β€˜Her’ is melancholic cinema at it’s most poignant and heartbreaking. I’ve watched Her twice now and I’ve resonated with it for different reasons on the two occasions because I was at different points in my life.
    The character of Theodore played magnificently by Joaquin Phoenix falls in and out of love during the course of…

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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

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    So i was browsing in my local HMV in the new release section, and my eyes caught a gaze on a certain Blu-Ray. I was transfixed on the artwork for a film called 'The Handmaiden'. I instantly picked it up, read that it was the latest feature film by Park Chan-wook and instantly made it to the till points rather gleefully with my copy of the movie.
    The reason I was so excited to watch this was because I had…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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    β€œThis is the girl...”

    It’s hard to believe now that the potential life of Mulholland Drive was cast into the shadows by studio executives. Originally shot as a TV pilot, David Lynch had is work turned away, dismissed and tossed onto the scrap heap - that is until Lynch decided to have a go at tweaking the script and making it into a feature-length film.
    One can only imagine how Mulholland Drive would have translated to series form, and how…