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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★½

    Pretty apt quarantine viewing.

    There's an indescribable quality in the scripts that Hitchcock directs that I just love so much. The dialogue is quick and unrelenting, and it's simply a joy to listen to; this could have been a full two hours of Stewart and Kelly quarrelling with each other and I still would have enjoyed it. On the contrary, as was my issue with Hitchcock's Vertigo, the ending here is just too melodramatic and cheesy. I mean, come on…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★½

    I can't say I agree with the oft-associated commendation of 'masterpiece' for this one, but I will say that this is one of the most intriguing storylines I've come across in cinema. It moves somewhat glacially, but builds into a very twisted narrative that I couldn't have predicted if I had tried. There are a few details of the story that I find too farfetched to be taken all that seriously though, and this is mostly where the film loses…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    "As it turns out, I am capable of much unpleasantness."

    While not quite knocking THE LOBSTER from my top spot of all his work, THE FAVOURITE certainly is an excellent addition to Lanthimos' filmography. I almost feel sorry for anyone who decided this would be their first foray into the bizarre world that is Yorgos' style.

    I was somewhat torn whilst watching this film go through its marketing campaign in the run up to its release, as it felt like…

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★

    I'm probably rating this higher than it truly deserves, but it's just so damn hilarious. It's so terrible, yet so funny. The camerawork is beyond egregious and the editing is inconsistent at best, but this is an absolute must-watch for any Gyllenhaal fans. His character is so extravagant and overtly camp that every scene with him is an absolute joy to witness. There weren't many times he was in a scene and I didn't end up laughing out loud –…