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  • Hard Eight

    Hard Eight

    ★★★★½

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    100 Greatest Directors Club- DIRECTOR 3: PTA
    Often forgotten within the pantheon of modern classics in Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmography, Hard Eight is a terrific picture. A bitter, moody and chilling film that plays like a more gritty and grounded take on the neo-noir elevated by solid performances and flawless performances across the board making the movie one of the most absorbing and engaging films I’ve seen in a while. The characters are all complex and hard-to-like but in…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

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    There’s distinct, there’s idiosyncratic and then there’s modern American Indiewood icon Wes Anderson whose dry comedy-dramas have shaped the independent film scene of the 21st century.
    Born Wesley Wales Anderson in 1969 Texas, Anderson took a keen interest in art as a young child before being converted to film by the works of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. Going to college planning to become a writer, Anderson met long-time collaborator Owen Wilson and his two brothers Andrew and Luke;…

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  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    ★★★★★

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    As consistent, prolific, witty and talented as they come, Woody Allen’s films offer a type of warm escapism found nowhere else in modern cinema. Utilising simplistic cinematography and sharp screenplays always penned by him; over the six decades of his career Allen has all but shaped comedic escapism with his nostalgia-filled yet wry comments on morality, romance and sexuality.
    Born to a family of poor Jewish jazz enthusiasts in 1935 Brooklyn, Allen took to stand-up comedy and theatre in…

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★★★

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    10/10
    Recently I was having something a debate with my pals Bobby Target and Orfeas as well as Ringbone 1.61 on Letterboxd about how to judge one of your favourite films even if it had flaws. This arose over Bobby giving his favourite film Raging Bull a 9/10 because of some minor technical faults in the boxing scenes but I would argue that if you have an uncontrollable love for a film then minor technical faults must be overlooked.…