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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    FUCK YES

    The stakes, the tension, the emotion, the relentlessness, the exhilarating and visceral nature...it’s all elevated like never before. This is a film that simply never lets go. 

    The action is outstanding and super entertaining as always, with a high level of disbelief at how these sequences were even filmed constantly in my head (I mean Tom Cruise is an absolute madman...). However, while I was pretty much on the edge of my seat throughout the film, for the…

  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • 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…