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  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    ★★

    Dreadful movie. Really.

    Is it worth seeing for the beauty of the visuals? Perhaps. To be honest you could go and watch one of those YouTube HD drone landscape videos and you'd probably get a similarly inane dopamine hit.

    Incomprehensible story.

    Indulgent direction.

    Arrogant acting.

    This movie fucking stinks. Even more so because it's so beautiful - it will leave you angry that they didn't do more with the shots... that the end result is so much less than the…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★½

    So this movie was nothing groundbreaking. It's just a simple story, beautifully told.

    What made the film such a standout for me was the intense point of view that it holds, which is present from the very beginning. The way the characters interact with the viewer, by having a kind of side narrative, is not a new idea. But it's one of many small things that adds up to a small epiphany for me in this movie: holy shit movies have got unadventurous and bland in the last decade. It's very pleasurable to get drawn out of that slump.

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  • Senna

    Senna

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant, moving, heart-wrenching. I don't even care about motorsport. This is how documentaries should be made.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Flawed, but ultimately redeemed by the truly incredible effect of the real life passing of time. Must watch.