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  • Murder Party

    Murder Party

    ★★★½

    I've been meaning to see this for a while, so I finally got around to it. Jeremy Saulnier's never really held back with his movies. There's always been an edge to him. To me, Murder Party almost seems like Saulnier's filmmaking manifesto.

    There's a lot of things in this film that I have a problem with but it's his first feature. There's some evident padding in places, and the ideas for set-pieces and gore almost seem strategically placed to hold…

  • Waking Life

    Waking Life

    ★★★★

    I was going to begin this review with an analogy about me falling asleep during this movie, and how, that is somehow the purest, most transcendental experience I could have received in my viewing. Realistically, I'm just sleep deprived and looking for something profound to say. It was quite an interesting process though.

    It took me a while to understand what this film was going for, but there was a certain point where it clicked. At first I didn't even…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    An excellent look at the divide between high class and popular culture and the ignorance that one is more relevant than the other is. Also an excellent way of looking at how actors will view themselves in the contexts of their popularity despite that not really being something that really matters at all.

    The cinematography style was flawless and well executed making the film flow almost as if it was the theatre.

    Wonderful picture.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Weirdly, this is probably Yorgos' most accessible film yet. Executing a dark spin on the classic costume drama, in a time where classic costume dramas generally play to the same tired note.

    I loved the way the camera moved, the performances, the commentary on the fickleness of class and patronage. Olivia Coleman is really strong. She might not get the plaudits of Rachel Wiesz or Emma Stone, but it's the childish, troubled role she plays that holds the film together…