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  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★½

    A naturally realized throwback not just because of its incredible sense of nostalgia and show of tenderness but because of how it takes on the stylistic film-making of independent 90s cinema.

    As someone born in the 80s and raised in the 90s this really struck a chord.

    86/100 - Excellent

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    Delicately drawn and beautifully conveyed.

    83/100 - Great.

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Piece published on Aesthetics of the Mind:
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    On second viewing, I confirmed that Moonlight is truly a contemporary masterpiece, and currently the best film I've seen in 2016. My truncated review of past explained my primary observation: that the camera searches for and amplifies the quiet peace found in fleeting moments of connection with others. Herein, I wish to elaborate.

    Though presented as a conventionally structured coming of age drama with three distinct chapters, Moonlight is far from a…

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii

    ★★★★★

    Review Posted at Aesthetics of the Mind

    Abstract:

    Paul W.S. Anderson rejects history and unapologetically creates a fictional story which constantly makes reference to its own artificiality. Affective images (emotionally affecting stills), saturated colours, and the hyperbolization of reality are features of its imaginative aesthetic, of a unique and auteur-driven vision of a fictional world: an artificial play which generates much genuine human emotion. Love is its content, from the love of Milo and Cassia to the brotherhood of Milo…