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  • Russian Ark

    Russian Ark

    ★★★

    Before there was Victoria, the recent film about a Spanish woman who gets caught up in a heist after a night out, a film that was made in one shot, there was Russian Ark. Filmed in a single 96 minute shot with a steadicam, which was and is grounding breaking. Using over 2,000 actors and 3 live orchestras, the film was shot at the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum, using 33 rooms.

    The technical side of the…

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    ★★★½

    Like Sofia Coppola, I was drawn to the real story of a group of LA teenagers who robbed celebrities' homes. It sounds unbelievable that they got away with this for so long but in a way it isn't. The lives of the rich and famous who leave their doors unlocked and leaves thousands of dollars lying around the house. The group broke into Paris Hilton's house, which the real house actually features in the film, multiple times. The group want…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★

    I remembered when these stories broke. After so many of these stories came out, I got fed up with hearing them and then the continued Catholic bashing. I was brought up Catholic but I stopped going to church when I didn't have to. My parents said that my sister and I didn't have to go after we had our Confirmations. We went back once or twice at Christmas, Midnight Mass, but it didn't feel right so we never went back…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    ★★★★½

    High-Rise was definitely one of the main films that I wanted to see. Having read about the original book by J.G. Ballard, author of Crash and Empire of the Son, I was really intrigued to hear that, just a few weeks after me discovering the story, it was going to be made into a film. And here we are. Ben Wheatly, British director said in the Q&A that when he came across the book that he surprised that this wasn't…