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  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    Bizarre, insane , enigmatic insights into Jim, Andy and difficulties of the theatrical life. What a pain in the ass Jim must have been on set, utterly brilliant in capturing that persona and yet utterly inept at taking off the mask.

  • As Above, So Below

    As Above, So Below

    ★★½

    Talented crew, cast and competency throughout was not enough to keep me awake during a long days binge. Interestingly, I woke up just before it ended and didnt think I missed all too much (but I had). This led to some channel flicking onto a doco program where people where exploring a catacombs , in the very nature of the films style (rough, shakey and claustrophobic ) and ! They believed they had come across the area which the river Styx was famed and named, as a gateway to the afterlife. Which as a coincidence left a stronger impression than the aftermath of the film.

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  • Django

    Django

    ★★★★★

    Holy Fuck! If there is a cooler film than this I'd be gobsmacked (If any I'd suspect the French, 'Here's lookin at u Melville'). I don't think the film could have been more tailor made for entertaining me with the blending of the bloody Italian horror aesthetic and western genre that I've slowly begun to become familiar with. I do seriously think that my learners knowledge of 30-40-50s westerns and Italian film played a seriously big part in appreciating it…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Whiplash (my pic for this years best) captured and took me for a ride very similar to how Gravity managed to, it was so engaging and investing that it's percussive tremors completely infected my day afterwards. I found many other similarities with Gravity beyond the cinematic experience, such as the relatively straightforward story that focuses around the 'simplicity' of its elements. Where here Teller's Neimann cuts near everything of his life to achieve his focused goal and confrontationally appease his…