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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    Frozen in a suicidal landscape of concrete and fog. A bleak lamentation on joyless mundanity amidst a purgatory of pessimism and pain. The day to day neverending liaison with loneliness. "Life is agony" mutters the schoolboy but that's nothing profound. It's the reality here. It's the reality of all those left behind in a state of limbo whilst the rest of the country marches forward. Those you can dub as the fragmented people. Those in the static fringe where the…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★½

    Gazing at life through a broken mirror - through a fleshed out incision into the dream world. I'm lost in a melancholic reverie where the past and the present collide - leaving behind pieces of fragmented shards hued with the reflections of transient memories and fleeting emotions of love and longing. Surrealist textures ordain the mundanity of everyday settings, items, objects and even people. A sensuous emphasis on the elipsis of thought - one that's broken by the sequences that…

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  • Prologue

    Prologue

    Two rolls of bread and a styrofoam cup of soup. A hundred or so stories in five or so minutes. Is this the abject reality of the neglected working class? Is this truly the last vestige of the human condition? If Béla Tarr can film such a majestic short film that consists of a single long tracking shot then maybe I've been a sucker all along for not diving into his filmography sooner.

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  • Two Hands

    Two Hands

    ★★★½

    This was a far better time than I expected. It felt like the Australian answer to all those incredibly fun 90's British action comedies I grew up with. Films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and what not. Except this film was just Aussie as fuck. The sweltering heat combined with the brilliant casting of criminals alongside a really charming Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne had me thoroughly invested in the main plot but I'll be honest I was…

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  • Goldman v Silverman

    Goldman v Silverman

    ★★★

    low iq - cool short about two new york street performers hustling over a corner block

    high iq - sandler's goldman is a metaphor for the oscars and him telling silverman to fuck off is basically the fucking bullshit that was handed to uncut gems in what was a clear snub, how the fuck wasn't sandler nominated for best lead

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    The frenetic trail of misfortune. A 130-minute opiate of pure fucking anxiety, of innumerable heart palpitations and a level of tension in a film that's almost unmatched. If Good Time felt like overdosing on a couple pills of aderall then Uncut Gems is like grinding every pill in the box into a powder before dissolving it in acid and injecting that shit straight into a vein. Insanity.

    Adam Sandler was on some absolute king shit.