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  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    In cinemas, still the greatest.

  • Mosaic

    Mosaic

    Shockingly on-the-nose in a manner I find frustrating (Maddin bothers me for similar reasons), but I'm always impressed when an experimental film manages to so astutely deliver jokes with effective punchlines. It says even more that this goes beyond base formal experimentation to play with something of affect, it isn't just editing but a genuine memory game. Or, at the very least, a game in which memory is the subject.

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  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★★

    my uncle recommended this to me when i was eight

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    A study of permanence and impermanence and the ways we internalize our emotions until they explode into a physically affecting form, an abstraction of narrative that Snyder pushes so hard it loops into and under itself, there are snapshots of other films - images people have labelled unnecessary - but this is not so much misplaced exposition as it is a myriad of secondary narratives superseding our core one - that's why the titular fight takes over an hour to…