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  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

    ★★★★

    Hana-bi features what might be my favourite edit in cinema. Beat Takeshi lights a cigarette, the scene cuts to a man being gunned down. The unexpectedness, the suddenness, is joyous. The sound of the lighter, the pop-pop of the gun firing. It's a little marvel, the cinema of cool. Tarantino wishes he came up with it in his dreams.

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★★

    War is Mel.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    Like a fashion shoot directed by Count Dracula. Bloody, intoxicating, unique.

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    Andrea Arnold's masterpiece, her Night of the Hunter, her Apocalypse Now. FUCKING INCREDIBLE.