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  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★

    One of the more beautiful looking films of the French new-wave was filmed in....Japan. And yes I do consider it to be a part of the new-wave even if it was released before Breathless because it uses many of the same techniques, especially in its montages. By the end, the non-linear and philosophical storytelling method starts to wear thin but it is both a lovely and harsh film facing tough realities and pondering difficult questions but in an elegant dreamlike…

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★

    My favourite Kurosawa film in terms of camera-work, it's got tonnes of good wide shots at all sorts of different angles that are less tidy than some of his other work but very pleasing to watch. The antics of the two jokers playing the lead get old but they're only the passengers through which the story is told and the story itself is a pretty good adventure. It concludes too quick, has an irritating princess who shrieks every line she…

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  • Marathon Man

    Marathon Man

    ★★★★

    Well-crafted and tense thriller that's elevated by one of the most effective uses of a musical score I've seen in this genre. It's a cold and menacing film, the chilling atmosphere is mainly provided by the creepy villains and nazi background but also because you're kept in the dark for much of it and you don't exactly know who the villains are till late in the film. This is a bit of a double-edge however, keeping the audience in the…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★

    Bit of a budget No Country For Old Men in terms of how it looks but it's just as good a story. There isn't a menacing villain or as intriguing of a protagonist (though Jeff Bridges' cop is just as good as Tommy Lee Jones') and there isn't the same impressive camera work or flow of a Coen brothers movie yet I found this one much more watchable. I think it might be that it was a more grounded film…