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  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★½

    “ "The most personal is the most creative." Martin Scorcese.” Bong Joon Ho

    Pain and Glory is a deeply personal film. It is ripped straight from the heart and life of Pedro Almodovar. Not that his career is not full of movies that range from somewhat autobiographical to ones literally called “All About My Mother”, but his latest feature doesn’t so much as blur the line between fact and fiction, it pretty much denies its very existence.

    Starring Antonio Banderas…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    It is not that often that the star of a movie is not the director, the screenwriter or a member of the cast. The undisputed star of Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 is the two time Academy Winning cinematographer Roger Deakins. He is not only the master craftsman responsible for constructing the movie to appear as if it has been shot in a single two-hour-long take, but he is also at the center of the movie’s most breathtaking…

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  • Ball of Fire

    Ball of Fire

    ★★★★

    Howard Hawks’ Ball Of Fire starts off as a screwball comedy of manners and ends up being an incredibly emotional love-triangle cum engaging mob-thriller. The real strength of the movie is its structure; the pace is lightning-fast and not a moment is wasted in this delightfully arch tale of a night club performer Sugarpuss - played by Barbara Stanwyck - infiltrating a group of stuffy professors, lead by Gary Cooper’s straitlaced expert of the English language, in order to teach…

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★★

    The foley work for horse hooves here is the original ASMR

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    “Why’d you fucking show me something if I can’t have it?”.
    Kevin Garnett - the legendary NBA power forward playing himself - makes the above proclamation at the beginning of Uncut Gems, Safdie Brother’s follow up to their critically acclaimed feature Good Time. Excess - its allure, the resulting pursuit of it, and the inevitable downfall - has always been the defining feature of Josh and Benny Safdie’s cinematic palette.

    Frenetic to a fault, Safdie Brothers’ work is not merely…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Tarantino loves Hollywood. Tarantino loves revenge fantasies. Tarantino loves grindhouse, and spaghetti westerns, and classic rock. Tarantino also loves feet. So it comes as no surprise that for his ninth - and allegedly penultimate - feature, Tarantino has put together a shamelessly violent homage to the tinsel town’s tumultuous transformation during the height of the counterculture movement fueled by a wonderfully infectious soundtrack, riddled with feet - predominately those belonging to humans of the female gender - and named after…