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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★½

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    A Quiet Place is a film where you're immediately placed right in the centre of the film and its premise. There's no real exposition or explanation beyond newspapers clippings where what little you're told tells you a lot, a meteorite hits earth and inside it contained extraterrestrial lifeforms who are blind but have an acute sense of sound. Which means - you make a noise, they hunt you within seconds and kill you. A Quiet Place is the…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

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    Call Me By Your Name is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman about a gay romance and love story between a precocious 17 year old with an older American student who stays at his house for the summer. The film is honestly like reading someone's memoir and then stepping into your vision of the poetic, evocative words written. It's a gorgeously shot, visually rich and directionally compelling work. It's melancholic, languid in…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Taxi Driver is a masterpiece. It's one of the greatest films ever made and it truly is one of man's greatest accomplishments. Every single time I watch it, it just does something to me and nothing else can make me feel the way Taxi Driver makes me feel. It's a completely unique film and a unique experience that has never, or will ever be matched, equalled or rivalled. No matter what, I know I can always watch this and it'll…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

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    Whiplash is quite simply one of the greatest films of the decade and with each passing year after its release, my appreciation for it just grows. I remember very vividly hearing about the hype for the film. I heard the premise and that it was "one of the most intense films ever" and I just couldn't understand how a story about a Jazz drummer and his demanding, abusive teacher could even be compelling yet alone intense. Within minutes,…