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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Marriage story was far more heart felt and perspective changing then I expected. You know what they say, criminal attorneys see bad people at their best and divorce lawyers see good people at their worst - Ted, Marriage Story. This line said a lot about the writing and directing of this film. Noah Baumbach’s goal was ultimately to make you empathise with everyone in the heartbreaking situation. Marriage Story showed how complicated we are as humans and how complex our feelings towards someone who we love can be. The performances by Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson were phenomenal. Great film, Check it out.

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  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★½

    The Graduate is a really phenomenal film, I loved every second of it. The film is so beautifully shot and the writing was excellent. I loved how human every character in this film felt, you could really emphasise with every character and they were all flawed in there own way. I also loved the anxiety and distorted feeling the film created. The film demonstrated this through Ben's directionless attitude after graduating college, caused by the unknown nature of what his…

  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★★★½

    I really loved this film, it felt so original, was thematically rich and had phenomenal directorial style. One of the major themes dim witted criminals, demonstrated how well intentioned and miss guided a lot of criminals can be. Those themes along with the directing added such a unique feeling and style to the film. I loved the chase scene where H.I (Nicolas Cage) holds up a convenience store and Ed (his wife) drives away. This showed such brilliant comedic film…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

    Synecdoche, New York was nihilistic in a comforting way. I have never seen a film like it, it tackled age old themes like death and ego in a fresh and eccentric way. I will definitely have to rewatch it many times to grasp the many themes and metaphors of this film. The only issue i have with the film is at times it feels a little too self indulgent.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★

    I didn’t really get a lot of the hype around this film. I enjoyed it and had a decent time, and the film itself felt very original and had that signature Edgar Wright charm and style. However I do think this is my least favourite Edgar Wright film. A big part of why this film didn’t hit home for me was that a lot of the action felt drawn out and over stylised. I did really enjoy most of the…