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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★½

    I really liked Yorgos Lanthimos's 2015 film The Lobster, so I was looking forward to his new movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I finally got to see on a plane.

    There had been quite a lot of buzz around this film last year, so as you can imagine, I was excited. Colin Farrel's return seemed like an extra plus, and the trailer looked especially enticing, besides the awful song choice. Why Lanthimos would use Ellie Goulding's "Burn" remains…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★

    I really have to commend Jacques Tati for really taking some major risks here, especially given the huge budget for its time. There were some shot compositions and sets that I never would’ve thought of. 

    To me, the grey urban landscape of Paris never looked more surreal. It’s as though the entire setting was ripped out of an Edward Hopper painting. Tati is so meticulous in crafting his “futuristic” version of Paris. Everything from the clunky gadgets, to the cell…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★½

    I've been craving something new in the Horror genre ever since I saw A Quiet Place. Fortunately, I didn't have to look far beyond the hidden gems released by A24. I've had my eye on Robert Egger's The Witch for quite a while, and I found its premise very alluring. The vibes I got from the synopsis and trailers was one of a whodunnit mystery film that harkened back to the Salem witch trials. The Witch definitely delivered on its…

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    I rewatched this in preparation for Incredibles 2. This movie hasn’t gotten any older than the characters after these 14 years.

    The Incredibles has been apart of me and my family for as long as I can remember. Mind you, I was too young to see (let alone understand) it in the cinema when it was first released. My first experience watching it was in 2005 when my Dad bought the DVD. Ever since, I was captivated. Sure, there was…