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  • Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent

    ★★★★★

    I don't think I can really put into words how important what Vincent Van Gogh has come to symbolise for me in my life is. So please, if you have 5 minutes, just listen to James Blake's cover of Vincent by Don McLean, and head over to check out my older brother Nathan's profile here. His life mirrored Van Gogh's in more ways than I can describe. He took his life on Valentine's day this year, and it would mean a lot if anyone took the time to see how amazing his film taste was.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    r/Letterboxd Film Club 002 // Women's History Month

    The best David Lynch film he never made.

    Surrealism is such a tightrope of either coming across as inaccessibly pretentious, or genuinely provocative. Under the Skin utilises both evocative and provocative imagery, to infer purpose and meaning in its story, without ever stating its purpose in black and white. It's clear the film is a platform for discussion and introspection about the nature of gender dynamics, but it opts against the specifics…

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  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    ★★★★

    Robert De Niro is a scary, scary man, what can I say? When you consider Nick Nolte might be the most gruff and manly actor who's ever lived, Robert De Niro's sheer unhingedness really shines through. Even though the film feels like it's trying to shoehorn a theme in right at the end, its main strength is in how it manages tension to create a very real feeling of fear, through the ever moving relationship dynamic between Nolte and DeNiro's…

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    ★★★½

    Even though I really enjoyed this, I think to really love it you kind of had to be there. I reckon if this is was a film I grew up with it'd be an all-time favourite, but for whatever reason I didn't, so here we are. I never realised how many heavyweight names were behind the production, but I suppose that says a lot for why it wound up being such a beloved classic.

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars 2019

    (Despecialized Edition) // >>2011 Special Edition Review<<

    I managed to find the "Despecialized" original trilogy Star Wars films online a while back, and decided last night that it was time to revisit the whole saga, since it's been a couple of years since I last watched them. Also, I needed cheering up :)

    Blockbusters with substance are a rare, rare find. All of the hundreds of blockbusters trying to emulate the ecstatic effect that Star Wars had…

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars 2019

    (Despecialized Edition) // >>2011 Special Edition Review<<

    In my review for A New Hope earlier today, I made a point of only calling it "arguably" the best film ever to exceed as a blockbuster and a film. Principally, because the film I knew I'd be watching next was in my opinion, the film that has come closest of any ever to maxing the speedometer on both counts. Maybe my judgement is clouded by the dark side of…