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  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    ★★★★★

    "It's easy to know what you're against, quite another to know what you are for."

    I'm not a fan of the word underrated because most of the time people don't seem to know how to use it correctly but when it comes to Ken Loach I find it to be justified. He won the Palme d'Or twice and has been making movies on a constantly high level for five decades – his lowest rated movie on Letterboxd is Route Irish

  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★★

    When it comes to Stoker there's a lot to talk about and to analyse, be it in relation to Park's other movies or on its own but ultimately that one thing that stood out for me the most – what makes it so special for me – among the many things I like about the movie is the piano scene. While rewatching Stoker I wonder every time if the scene is really as intense as I remember it to be…

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    Isabelle Huppert did not come all the way from France to see Suicide Squad win an Oscar.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ½

    At first I thought about writing BULLSHIT a hundred times but then I realised that I'm way too angry to not talk about Mother!.

    In hindsight that damn exclamation mark and the way it appeared on screen should have been a warning sign. The way the title - and with it the exclamation mark is sitting there between two of the worst moments of the movie bothers me even more now than I did while watching it. Throughout the movie…