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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★½

    Is it called Colossal cos every character in this film is a colossal bellend?

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★½

    Kieślowski presents grief to us in the most intimate of ways, for one to gain anything from "Blue" then there is required a certain level of empathy, and we get that from intricate details in Julie's external behaviour and facial expressions. Kieślowski's cards are always well and truly kept close to his chest, but it's in his unconventional direction that forces us to stand up and pay attention to the sheer humanity in front of us. It's not until we're overwhelmed with the filmmaking that we can focus on the intimate and the real. The music, the performances, the filmmaking. This is beautiful.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY SIGHT BEFORE I DEMOLISH YOU


    Why does that scene where Nieman goes to see Fletcher perform at a jazz club remind me so much of when they find out that Ron Swanson is Duke Silver on Parks and Rec

  • For a Few Dollars More

    For a Few Dollars More

    ★★★★½

    Sun-drenched Texan towns. Piano players in saloons. A whistling soundtrack. Men with hats and moustaches and guns. Everyone's really really greasy. 50 different gunfights and only one sound effect. Jailbreaks. Bank Robberies. Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef's immense swagger and incredible chemistry. El Indio looks really mean all the time. Lighting matches like a gangster. Clint Eastwood looks even meaner. Shooting at eachother until you're best friends. That cool gun thing where they kill 3 men in a second.…