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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

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

    Not ashamed to say that I've cried at this film. Every character has incredible pay-offs that have been set up over the epic and rich trilogy that are just superbly acted, directed and scored that it sometimes hit me like a humongous wave a few times over the numerous amounts I've watched it.

    The reason why Return of the King succeeds as it does is because Peter Jackson knew how to pace a fantasy epic trilogy, key word: trilogy. Some…

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    ★★★★

    When I was first told my class was going to watch this in Film Studies I immediately thought the film was 100% going to rely on it's gimmick, that it's a feature length one take film. My snap judgement was that it would be impressive, but only on a technical scale. I was very happily mistaken.

    Victoria is a thoughtful, well paced, masterfully shot, extremely well acted and heartfelt drama that uses it's one take to great effect. It manages…

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  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    ★★★★½

    Everything is relevant, everything.

    Somehow, every scene, every bit of dialogue, every detail focused on, no matter for how long contributes to building tension, comedy, character and/or the overall plot. It's a wonder to behold, even though it's only set in fucking Bruges.

    Nearly every single thing that was meant to make me laugh did, the comedy is amazing.

    And if this is meant to be a tourism film for Bruges like Lord of the Rings was for New Zealand then it worked. I want to go to fucking Bruges now. Just not die there.