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  • The Boy Who Chose the Earth

    The Boy Who Chose the Earth

    ★★★½

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    Hour 94.50-94.53

    Incorrectly referred to as Diaz's shortest film to date, his latest trailer for this years Viennale festival is Storm Children: Book Two in everything but name. If that film was Diaz's attempt at reconciling with his heritage through the aftermath of a natural disaster then this film imagines the aftermath of this reclamation. This need to make up for the time lost in his other films coming to terms with his country's landscape shows him at his…

  • Basically

    Basically

    ½

    Never has another movie captured that specific aesthetic of a film you see 5 seconds of in a gallery before walking away.

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  • Project X

    Project X

    ★★★★★

    I spent my whole life wanting to be a mathematician. I excelled in it at primary school, continued it into secondary school where my capabilities made up for deficiencies in the social sciences and the like. This continued into college where I did my A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, letting the STEM grandeur take over and shedding all other pursuits as inquisitive hobbies. This narcissism only continued when my master’s application was accepted, narrowing my focus…

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★★

    I’d never seen a horizon in my life. A long stretch passed from the heavenly days of 1978 to twenty years later where a fine scarlet chasm gulfed between the terran and the avian on a crisp Christmas morning. Malick was in his element. Gosling took centre, his furrowed fibonacci brow vanishing at the centre of his twenty-eight whites. Mara followed next, a perpendicular angle connects her forearm to her guitar, her fingers strumming to Klaus Wiese’s vision to a…