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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

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    How to make a memorable thriller without blood, gore or excessive violence and still make it gripping for a viewer. The Vanishing that's how.

    It's been 5 days since I watched The Vanishing, and I still can't get it out of my head.
    This film blew my mind. Quite simply put. I love it when a film completely smashes your expectations out of the park. I thought it would be a worthwhile watch as I'd heard outstanding praise from directors…

  • 8Β½

    8Β½

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    The first time I saw 8 1/2 was around the time I started to get into foreign cinema. I’d always seen 8 1/2 as a staple on β€˜greatest movies of all time’ lists and one of those films that like a β€˜2001’, has much mystery and wonder surrounding it. I was both excited and anxious to find out whether the high acclaim and praise was for good reason, and whether the film would resonate with me. 
    I can safely say…

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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…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

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    Riveting. Pulsating. Enthralling. Poignant. Yes, Dunkirk definitely lived up to the incredible acclaim and hype for me.

    Having been a huge admirer of Christopher Nolan's work for quite a number of years now, (Memento and Inception are in my top favourite films of all time) I was extremely excited for the release of his tenth feature, Dunkirk.
    I unfortunately missed out on seeing Interstellar (his ninth feature film) on the big screen, so there was no way I was ever…