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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

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

    "I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher...but above all I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man just like you."

    It’s been a while since I’ve been tempted to write a long spoiler review for a film I truly love with all my heart. Well, after rewatching The Master, I’m happy to say that feeling is back and a long spoiler review has been written.

    War harms the very best of us. It strips us…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

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

    “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

    With Denis Villeneuve’s sequel Blade Runner: 2049 coming up, it never felt more an appropriate time to revisit the special gem that is the Final Cut version of the 1982 classic Blade Runner. A landmark of the science-fiction genre and the film that gave birth to cyberpunk, Blade Runner’s influence is colossal and its ideas feel more relevant now than ever. I was…

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    "By thy words you shall be justified and by thy words you shall be condemned."

    The Taxi Driver comparisons are most certainly warranted, but the film to me seems more reminiscent to Ingmar Bergman's Winter Light than anything else because of how hope is presented as almost non-existent. There are morsels of it, but the unsettling ambiguity of Schrader's surrealism never allows us to truly feel them. First Reformed definitely takes its time but for good reason, so that every…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★½

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    "If I could, I would have voted for Obama for a third term."

    For a directorial debut, Get Out is most certainly impressive. It's a fresh and relevant piece of filmmaking that works as both a horror film and a satire which gets more creepy the more you think about it.

    One thing the film does a great job at addressing are those awkward interactions and those racial thoughts people all have in their heads. Peele does a brilliant job…

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  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    "Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion."

    As soon as this film ended and as soon as I wiped away the tears, I sat there astonished. There are not many films that are able to do that but Paths of Glory absolutely did. This film is simply extraordinary. A complex, intense and unbelievably powerful anti-war film.

    Set during WW1, the corrupt General Mireau…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

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

    "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

    They say this film on the big screen is a religious experience and after witnessing it that way at last, I couldn't agree more.

    Because for about 2 hours and 30 minutes I was in a state of nirvana, feeling an inexpressible transcendence throughout. This was something I will never recover from, and I mean that in the best way possible.

    After the magnificent title sequence unfolds, Kubrick takes us all…