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  • Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    ★★★½

    I'm writing a report on Kurosawa, specifically on his influence in the west and his uncompromising style, for my course and I thought I'd revisit one of his lesser works.
    Of course Throne of Blood is not one of Kurosawa's lesser films in his filmography, easily one of the more popular critically acclaimed films he ever made, but when I first saw it I was incredibly unimpressed and bored by what felt like a hollow adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    I'm…

  • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima

    The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima

    ★★★

    I can only hope John Hurt gave the gift of his wonderful voice to some Mishima audiobooks

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  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    ★★★★½

    A genuine cinematic accomplishment and a true piece of art

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★

    Added to 2017 ranked [UK]

    This was probably the most attentive, least distracted I've felt in cinemas for a long time and it feels just wasted on Call Me By Your Name.

    This film suffers from the same problems Todd Hayne's Carol does. Every single aspect is completely unremarkable, everything serves its purpose and does nothing more. There is nothing to be impressed by and no emotion to be felt; I doubt there was any emotion put into the production…