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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    Watched this again and now I decided to bump it to 5 because it hit me like a brick this time. It's funnier, sadder, and better on the second viewing. The scene where Lady Bird hugs Danny outside the cafe has got to be one of the most heartwarming, reassuring moments in the film. When the world seems to crumble around you, the one thing you need is someone to open your arms to you and tell you everything is…

  • Annihilation



    Isn’t self-destruction coded into us? Programmed into each cell?

    OK. Where to start?

    Let’s start here. Without giving too much away, there’s a scene where Natalie Portman’s character stares blankly into a fiery void that pulsates and moves with life. Its frightening presence and hypnotic power has rendered her dumbstruck. She continues to look until she’s suddenly jolted back to reality by something unexpected. The whole scene speaks to and sums up the experience of watching this mind-boggling movie for…

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También


    Y Tu Mama Tambien is Alfonso Cuaron at his most unfiltered. It opens with a teenage couple having an intensely passionate sex, with the guy's naked butt facing the camera. They reassure one another that they will not sleep around while the girl is away to Italy. But we know it's an empty promise that will last as long as their orgasmic euphoria. This sexy, playful scene is a no-nonsense introduction that suggests audiences should be prepared for a ton…

  • Stalker



    Cinema at its most intellectual. With Solaris and Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky challenged the way you watch films and the way you think about them. If there's any imagined cinematic boundaries between the movie and the audiences, Tarkovsky broke them completely, not just by having characters deliver their mournful monologues to us, but also by using unconventional cinematic techniques to craft a world with such rich atmosphere it takes on a life of its own. This world is the Zone, a…

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad


    Suicide Squad has just signed its own death warrant.

    It’s that time of the year again when a DC superhero movie causes a rift between critics and audiences. I’m neither a Marvel nor DC guy. I’m just a film buff who welcomes every superhero movie with an open heart and always gives them the benefit of the doubt when they get panned. But boy does the critical consensus this time actually reflect my feelings about this movie! I actually enjoyed…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


    1st act : We’ll get there
    2nd act: Oooh nearly there
    3rd act : HOLY F-CK!!!!! That’s the most epic space battle in Star Wars! And the last shot! Whoa…

    Ok. Sorry. But I didn’t expect myself to get so worked up over this movie!! I was one of those people that weren’t convinced by Disney’s plan to make anthology films because they’re blatantly milking the Star Wars cash cow. But when you’re making a cash grab disguised as a…