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  • The Way of the Gun

    ★½

  • Go

    ★★★★

  • Overnight

    ★★★★

  • The Boondock Saints

    ★★★★

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    It doesn’t really take a genius to identify two defining aspects of Noah Baumbach’s filmmaking career. He has been consistently drawing from autobiographical experiences, the most prominent, direct and discussed ad nauseam example of which would be his parents’ divorce in The Squid And The Whale. Though, it has to be noted that within the landscape of these inspirations he has repeatedly revisited the theme of a family (or a relationship) in crisis in Margot At The Wedding, While We’re…

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★★

    Besides the film’s obvious overall quality, there are at least three major reasons why anyone trying to understand and contextualize Quentin Tarantino’s work should take a good look at True Romance.

    First of all, one has to consider how much of a milestone in Tarantino’s career this film was. Even though it was released in 1993, a year after his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs, it was his first ever script and at the same time the most autobiographical of all…

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  • The Way of the Gun

    The Way of the Gun

    ★½

    In simplest terms, The Way of the Gun is an accidental remake of Raising Arizona written and directed by someone who refused to kill his darlings, did not know what could make this story compelling in the first place, so he populated it with characters that are repulsive, uninteresting, or both. It's a veritable mess that bogs itself down in plotting, wastes James Caan's talent, makes a handful of weirdly inappropriate sociopolitical observations, all the while it is staging a…

  • Go

    Go

    ★★★★

    The best way I can describe this hidden gem of the 90s Indie Revolution is a confluence of Pulp Fiction and Clerks that borrows from Tarantino the episodic format and the wacky premise of three wild stories intersecting in an even wackier way, while it lifts from Smith his characteristic way of writing wherein the characters somehow manage to recite wholly written lines in an increasingly casual way. It's an immensely rewatchable hangout experience for which my appreciation can only…

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  • The Road

    The Road

    ★★★★★

    Every single idiot hoping for a zombie apocalypse 'because it will be so cool' should be assigned to have a sit-down with "The road". Brutal, gritty, dull and depressingly sad, this film is probably the closest to what would actually happen in the event of shit hitting the proverbial fan. (Edit: though it has nothing to do with zombies, but a planet dying in a mysterious but straightforward fashion). It's never an easy watch and it does kick you in the stomach more than once, but it is simply a masterpiece.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Disclaimer: I think I should start by apologising in advance in case I lose decorum at some point and devolve into spouting profanity.

    When I first watched James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy, I liked it a lot and thought of it as Star Wars for the modern adolescents. It was nothing like other comic book adaptations and was quite self-contained and it wasn't bogging itself down with tying the film to other entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It…