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  • Three Colors: Red
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Children of Men
  • The Lost City of Z

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  • The Battle of the Somme

  • Rush Hour 2

    ★★½

  • Rush Hour

    ★★★

  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★★

    The Lost City of Z lived in my memory for a few years as an adventure film that was doing something different. It seemed to go beyond the conventions of a genre that rarely ever graces the silver screen and aimed for delivering a true adventure, one less focused on the thrill of action and escape than on the psychology of obsessive passion. Any viewer entering the film with expectations of endless thrill and unbelievable discovery will naturally be disappointed, because…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    Theatrical Cut

    Unfiltered chaos. Apocalypse Now is one of those films for me. One of those massive films that seem to constantly elude me and when I finally sit down to watch it, it’s even more incredible than everyone has led me to believe. On a technical level this is superb, and every single shot is a work of art in itself — but also the story, the themes, the commentary — it’s just staggeringly brilliant. The way you’re taken into…

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  • The Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme

    Silent films typically leave me either completely blown away or completely unaffected. This one falls into the latter category. I just felt nothing at any moment, which is bizarre considering the gravity of the subject matter and how relentless some of the images are. I feel like I could attribute it to the lack of sound but I also feel like it’s more than that, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. It sort of just happened and…

  • Rush Hour 2

    Rush Hour 2

    ★★½

    Pretty much a re-hash of the first film but with much less ingenuity in the visual gags and a duller storyline. It’s also all over the place and problematic to a point where it’s kind of annoying. 

    The 3-minute blooper reel in the end credits is unironically better than the rest of the film.

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  • Chunky Shrapnel

    Chunky Shrapnel

    ★★★★★

    I love this band so much. These 7 guys and all the music they’ve made has literally made my life immeasurably better. And now they have a film!!!! This is essentially a mix between a behind the scenes doc and a concert film, shot with gorgeous 16mm unbroken takes around the stage. So simple but so damn good. It’s unbelievable, hugely enjoyable stuff. The music, the people, the laughs, the drinks, the stage dives. And on top of it all,…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    No better way to spend my birthday evening than watching this with my family and stuffing my face with cake and ice cream.

    This film kicks ass. It always has and it always will.

    “Why don't we just... wait here for a little while... see what happens?“