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I don't know anything about film but I'm not letting that stop me.

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  • Human Traffic
  • High Fidelity
  • Back to the Future
  • Chef

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  • Thirteen Lives

    ★★★★½

  • Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

    ★★★★

  • Johnny Mnemonic

    ★★★

  • The Bourne Identity

    ★★★½

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  • Thirteen Lives

    Thirteen Lives

    ★★★★½

    I'm quite surprised by the lukewarm response to this on Letterboxd, but then I haven't seen The Rescue so maybe that's a factor.

    I found this to be incredibly tense, joyful, and human. I really felt every second and I don't think I could have got through it if I didn't know the outcome ahead of time. I'm not really sure how much of that is down to the story itself, which is just amazing, and how much is the…

  • Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

    Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

    ★★★★

    I wish they did stuff like this for more films. What a fantastic little story, bridging the gap between the films. An absolute joy.

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  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★

    A beautifully put together slow, creepy movie, born out of creepypasta, ASMR, YouTube, and everyone's universal teenage years.

    When we perform, are we doing it for ourselves, or someone else? An act, done for the right reasons, might be creative and nourishing, but when we bow to others demands it can be draining. At times, as an audience, we look into Casey's eyes and we see that we've taken something away from her. The teenage years are when we find…

  • Piercing

    Piercing

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's some interesting stuff in here, but it brings very little new to the table. It's the same craziness of American Psycho - cold and calculating while also clearly off the rails - with the addition of a worthy opponent. The retro aesthetics and unusual building shots were the best bit of it, for me, but we've seen most of that in other films too.

    What I do like, a lot, is this and Audition both acting as cautionary tales,…