Ross T

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Though I always prefer the real cinema experience whenever possible.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Dune
  • Donnie Darko
  • City of Life and Death

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  • Licorice Pizza

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  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

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    Total time capsule. There is no sense of the deliberate use of period appropriate clothes, locations, vehicles and set dressing. Nothing feels staged; from the very beginning you’re simply back in the seventies as though carried in a time machine.

    The film follows the exploits of a surprisingly confident, forward thinking and charming but still rather naive teenage boy and a talented but outwardly unassuming young woman uncertain of her direction in life.

    I loved this. The entire cast are…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

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    Definitely a lot better than the original Joss Whedon cut, though you do still have to be a comic book/superhero fan to appreciate this fully.

    I described the earlier version as feeling rushed. That’s certainly not something that can be said of the Snyder cut. The truly epic runtime is generally well used though; I never got bored, and the biggest plus is that most characters (especially Cyborg) get much more background and screen time. This allows you to better…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

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    This is a tricky one to rate because it has an excellent cast, a fantastically well-realised and atmospheric setting, effective soundtrack, and a wonderfully unsettling early scene (you know the one, if you’ve seen this). As a period piece it’s great, but for much of the time there was very little sense of threat beyond the harsh realities of life and sometimes misdirected religious fervour in that time and place. So as a horror film I didn’t find it particularly…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

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    A masterpiece of tension through expert direction of scenes where threat is all around but violence is unpredictable, sometimes exploding out of nowhere and other times menacing for excruciating periods before simmering down and letting us breath again.

    The actions carried out by the main protagonists in this bloody war are quite awe inspiring but also fairly terrifying and more than a little disturbing. Whatever it takes?

    Highly recommended.