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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★

    The least Scorsese film Scorsese has ever made. Not sure whether that's a good thing or not, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this one is going to gain more appreciation over time.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    First off, I'd like to inform you that nearly 10 years (!) have passed since the release of this thing. Second, almost every minor problem I had upon release has faded (apart from the odd sidelining of the only two female characters; I feel like there's still a cut of the film where both of them have significantly larger roles, especially Mary Louise Parker's Zee James).

    In fact, the biggest problem I had with the film, the inconsistency of the…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★★

    During 2012, there was more than one instance of a renowned film critic declaring the death of cinema. But I think it’s safe to say that while Quentin Tarantino is making films as great as Django Unchained, we can dispose of any such notion. There’s a lot to say about Tarantino’s epic dissection of slavery, but simply put, Django Unchained is cinema through and through.

    To not put it simply, with this film, Tarantino cements his position as modern cinema’s…

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle

    ★★★★

    I like CHRONICLE, I really do. But I bet had it not been done in the found footage format, I would have loved it. It's an original superhero story mashed with CARRIE and with just the right amount of Amblin spirit mixed in. And the gimmicky aesthetic just damn near ruins it. I'll give director Josh Trank some credit for cleverly going around the limitations of the format, especially in the end, but all that effort just begs the question…