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  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★½

    Hands down the best first-time watch of the month so far. It's unbelievably creative cinematic experiences like these that make me so happy.

    With this and the excellent Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon is starting to become one of my favourite directors. Just like he did with his debut, Kon blurs the line between reality and fiction, this time as we're taken through the mind of the old famous actress Chiyoko and her memories. What unfolds is some absolutely gorgeous animation…

  • ABBA: The Winner Takes It All - The ABBA Story

    ABBA: The Winner Takes It All - The ABBA Story

    ★★★★

    After doing pretty much nothing except listening to ᗅᗺᗷᗅ all day, I had to check out something related to them. Found this on youtube and wasn't disappointed at all. An insightful and interesting documentary that covers the history of the band, its members and its impact very well.

    Oh and the ᗅᗺᗷᗅ music featured was obviously a delight too ;)

    Nothing but love for these Swedes, they never fail to make my day <3

    4/5

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    "I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed."

    Electrifying doesn’t even come close to describing the experiences I always have watching this film (let alone in a cinema like I did on Tuesday). There are scenes here of seismic power, unmatched by any other contemporary cinema. Scenes that have instantly pierced their way into my subconscious and have lingered there for years, causing their impact to be even more powerful on the next watch.

    Not…

  • 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 speechless. 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…