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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★

    84/100

    Now thats what I call a classic comedy. Non-stop thrills and knee slappers from the get-go, possibly the greatest comedy concept Hollywood has had next to well... The Apartment (1960) by Wilder yet again -the man really was the backbone and pioneer for US comedy. Although the film was incredibly entertaining and funny, the writing and emotional side could have used an extra little kick up the butt for perfection. Apart from that, 'Some Like it Hot' is just…

  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★½

    87/100

    Wow, this was completely different to what I had anticipated. Knowing that it was made in 1939 and acknowledging the comic, goofy poster art, I thought I was in for a fast paced Chaplin/Keaton like slapstick political comedy, overloaded with ridiculous special effects and characters. Instead I got a unique, relaxed and subtle social commentary... And I'm honestly beyond impressed.

    I always pictured this film so differently but now knowing that this is an extremely mature, character driven slice…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    86/100

    This is my most popular review but its the worst review I've ever written.

    I wrote this 2 years ago when I joined this site and I essentially rambled on for 4 paragraphs about how the "cinematography" was "dazzling" and "stunning" and mezmerizing

    -pretty much just uttering shitty synonyms because I had no idea wtf I was talking about, my knowledge about film extended as far as Chris Stuckmann's analysis videos-

    It has been painful for the past few…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    100/100
    Mad max: Fury Road is the definition of what 2015 needed. I had honestly lost all hope action movies and had grown to find the stereotypical action film boring but after seeing this film, I realized there is still hope for the genre. Mad Max: Fury Road drops the mic on every visual level. I don't know if anyone else does this but when I walk out of a good film I think to myself 'what Oscars could this…