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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    “My motto is if you want to win the lottery you've got to make money to get a ticket.”

    With Nightcrawler, writer/director Dan Gilroy has created one of the most fascinating yet haunting character studies I've ever seen.

    The visual style manages to pull off being both sleek and gritty simultaneously, the neon lights highlighting the dark streets of night-time California, the tight editing and menacing score leading to moments of tension so blinding that I still can't wrap my…

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    “You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.”

    Not only the greatest Christmas movie of all time, but one of the greatest movies of all time in general. Apart from some dodgy film grain and jumpy editing, due to the impeccable direction and set design this 72 year old film holds up remarkably well and feels years…

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★★

    Aside from a few small nitpicks I have with the fairly predictable story, weak antagonists and occasional bouts of goofy humour that seems to plague this franchise, this was the thematically rich and visually stunning (I know we say this basically every time a new animated feature arrives on our screens but by now they must have actually peaked, I lost count of the number of times I caught my breath and leaned back in my seat just to soak…

  • Once

    Once

    ★★★½

    There's something about John Carney's films that really appeals to me. It's hard to pin down what it is exactly - whether it's the dialogue, the setting, the natural-feeling performances, the raw and authentic yet breathtaking musical numbers, or the universally relatable idea of a struggling artist with big ideas but slim chances of bringing them about, grounded in reality, constantly frustrated by their situational confines, loving those around them but struggling to make ends meet.

    It's clear that this…

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  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    FINALLY a trailer. My word this looks great. I'm here for the cheese n the schmaltz n for what will probably be criticised for being bland and surface level... I have no idea of the outcome but that trailer yes yes YES!

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★

    The plot does amble a fair bit but terrific performances from all the cast particularly Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray kept me engaged throughout. There's plenty of Anderson's trademark wit and deadpan humour, and even it feels like he hasn't quite found the groove of what is now considered his signature style of filmmaking, the direction fit the tone and story of the film really well. The soundtrack is of course also amazing, and that ending, though...

    First Watches 2019
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