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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★½

    Enemy is a complicated film, one filled with symbolism and hidden meanings. Objectively, Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance is very strong. For someone who had to play essentially two different personalities, he pulled off both convincingly. The cinematography is beautiful, drenched in yellow and bleak as it can be. The score gives a tense feel to the film throughout. However, I don’t see myself revisiting this film. I feel like it was so preoccupied with telling a cavernous story that it lost…

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    Prisoners is an intense, gripping film. The direction by Denis Villeneuve, coupled by a spectacular turn from cinematographer Roger Deakins, gives the film a weighty, atmospheric feel to it. Throughout the film, our setting is dark, the clouds always hover, the rain is constantly falling, it really helps to build the tension of this film. And that’s essentially what Prisoners is, a masterclass in tension. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal are utterly brilliant, their performances held so much weight throughout…

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    I just spent seven-and-a-half hours watching three films in a theatre. The first two films were already proven greats to me. Rise was a great film, and Dawn happened to be my sixth favorite film of all time, so to say I had high expectations would be the understatement of the century. Walking out of the film, I was absolutely floored. This film is a masterpiece. This is as good as cinema gets. First of all, the camerawork was masterful,…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

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    Scavenger Hunt 24 - March 2017
    Film #1: Pan's Labyrinth
    Task #1: A movie that Roger Ebert loved, but yet you still haven't seen it
    This film surprised me in the best way possible. Going in, I expected Pan's Labyrinth to be a fun-loving, adventurous tale of a girl lost in a world of wonder. What I got was a dark war-drama about escapism and the far reaches of imagination. I adored…