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  • Smokin' Aces

    Smokin' Aces

    ★★

    I think the writers read the rule “show don’t tell” and threw it out of the window. 

    Because of that, it’s convoluted as hell, with about a billion characters to keep track of. Literally the first 10 minutes is dedicated to introducing you to all of them in a Suicide Squad style montage; executed somewhat better, not that that’s hard to beat. While it’s somewhat entertaining, it’s also very garish and is honestly a mess. I mean the editing tries…

  • NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY

    NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY

    ★★★½

    I’m not the first to say it, but I got some strong Under the Skin vibes from this. 

    This short film has a powerful message, especially nowadays with all the body shaming in modern media. I’m not a huge fan of Billie Eilish’s music or anything (personally I prefer Lorde), but I have the utmost respect for what she’s doing and what this song conveys. Good on ya.

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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    Damn. That was one of the easiest five stars I’ve given on this site. 

    I’ll admit, I was hesitant to watch this after becoming addicted to the Hannibal TV show (which is another 5/5 so watch) as I was worried I would be let down by this. What a fool I was. This was fantastic and I am genuinely having trouble finding any flaws. While I absolutely love Mads Mikkelsen’s portrayal, Hopkins brings something entirely different to Hannibal that made…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    I’ll keep this short: this is an instant classic. 

    Everything about this is sublime and I’m honestly annoyed it took me this long to watch it. The atmosphere, the tension, the soundtrack, the cinematography and the acting: damn it’s all great. Did I mention the atmosphere!? Just watch it because, frankly, that’s all that needs to be said.