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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I've been sitting here for the past half hour trying to gather my thoughts because I have so much I want to say but no idea how to say it. It's only a while after you're done watching Roma that the sheer weight of what you've just seen hits you. It's a film so ambitious it borders on narcissitic, but Cuaron somehow manages to pull it off and leave us with what is undoubtedly the best movie of the year.…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    A great reimagining of The Joker that breathes fresh life into one of the most iconic villains on any medium. It’s a gritty origin story for the character that focuses on his transformation from aspiring stand up comedian Arthur Fleck into the beginnings of the Joker we know and love/hate.

    Frankly, it didn’t need to be made and if it did it could have been a great movie without even being connected to Joker or the DC Universe. I think…

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  • Dry Martina

    Dry Martina

    ★★★

    A fun, sexy and easy to watch movie with interesting characters. It’s probably not objectively that “good” and its plot is interesting but ultimately forgettable. 

    Still, it’s a great movie for a lazy day in and exactly what I was looking for. Could’ve done worse for my first Chilean film.

  • Theeb‎‎

    Theeb‎‎

    ★★★★

    My first encounter with Jordanian cinema has left me quite impressed especially considering A) The country is not particularly known for its cinema tradition B) This is the director’s debut feature, and most of the cast are not professional actors. 

    Theeb, Jordan’s entry to the Academy Awards for 2016, is a bedouin coming of age story set against the backdrop of WWI in the Hejaz desert. It’s more micro than macro and is focused on being a character study instead…

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  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★★

    The Host is at heart a fun classic monster film, but it is also much more than that. It’s also a satire and dark comedy, a drama about a dysfunctional family and seemingly a criticism of Korea’s political climate and relationship with the US (an aspect I’m sure I couldn’t fully appreciate due to my lack of knowledge on the topic). This shouldn’t come as a surprise though, as director Bong Joon Ho is nothing if not versatile. 

    I’ve previously…

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★½

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    Dogtooth is the first film by Yorgos Lanthimos and the first Greek film I see and it's an uhh interesting introduction to them to say the least

    I'm not quite sure how I feel about this movie yet. I can't even tell if it's a horror or a comedy... I like movies that are thought-provoking though, and I have a feeling I'll be thinking about it for a long time.

    It felt very monotonous but still managed…