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  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★★

    I knew the film was very good when I went in expecting to focus on the homoerotic subtext I’d heard so much about and proceeded to practically forget about that when the film turned out to be deliriously entertaining in its own right. The subtext is there of course which only adds to the over-the-top genre subversions through Bigelow’s excellent direction. All an action film really needs to salivate my cinematic tastebuds is original ideas over traditional action scene bullshit…

  • Chain

    Chain

    ★★★★★

    Going to steal a line from someone’s review for New Rose Hotel and use it to describe this fantastic film: an alien tone poem. The beauty is that for all that feels alien here is actually just the new world we’re living in, the one that’s increasingly become a homogenous stack of corporate entities. I’ve been looking forward to this for what feels like years, finally found it and it somehow lived up to my huge expectations. Jem Cohen crafts…

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  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★½

    The Rolling Stone quote on the poster claims it's "the most intimate rock doc ever." They're probably right. If I had to describe Cobain: Montage Of Heck in one word, I'd say - heartbreaking. Whether you're a fan of Nirvana or not is pretty much irrelevant, because this isn't about the band or Kurt's career, it's about him as a person. A man with a troubled soul that couldn't get out of his own head, who didn't want to be…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Fincher continues to cement his god-like status with another astoundingly brilliant dark, complex mystery full of malice, beauty and topped off by some incredible acting. There's nothing specific I can pinpoint to say why this film is so amazing, because everything about it is stupendous. The narrative twists and turns like you wouldn't believe. The directing is, of course, excellent and, combined with the superb lighting (Fincher's love of yellow is on full display) and haunting soundtrack, gives off this…