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  • Three Days of the Condor

    Three Days of the Condor

    ★★★★

    The first sections until we get to the love scene is absolutely perfectly executed spy paranoia. It's a shame Dunaway's character only gets to kick a little ass after she's been helpless and terrified for the most part. Those were the times I guess. Love the atmosphere of a gritty and freezing NYC in the seventies. Also love all the technological shenanigans. It's interesting how the conspiracy when it is ultimately unveiled prefigures current events. Oil, the Middle East, the…

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★

    Frequently charming, occasionally terrifying but most of all incredibly heartbreaking. The square frame cinematography lends itself to one sublime sequence. And Pilon truly is a Macaulay Culkin for our age.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    Seen on the day that I personally received a very bad review. Has a huge amount to say about art, ego, criticism and the list goes on. After seeing this I felt the need to immediately start again. It's that dense. But at the same time the experience of watching it is just a delight.

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    ★★★★

    Pitch black, funny, bloody and (indeed) simple. But also intricately crafted. I'll admit I have a weak spot for this type of Coen film. In its class, it is a vintage slice to savor.