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  • Othello

    Othello

    ★★★★

    This play is misogynistic and black face is racist, but this play is pretty perfect for Welles' expressionist style

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    Orson Welles post-Ambersons style seems uniquely suited for a play like Macbeth. He takes many of the soliloquies out of the mouths of his characters and leaves them in voiceover, giving himself and his co-star (the incredible Jeanette Nolan) space to act in silent close-up. It's a perfect way to handle this play in particular as it creates a mood of suspicion and claustrophobia for our 'heroes'. At this point this is my favourite adaptation of Macbeth.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Best movie of the year. Best editing of the year. Best Sound mixing of the year. Nominee for Best Screenplay. Nominee for Best Actor. Nominees and potential winner for Best Supporting Actor. No movie had more of a visceral effect on me this year AND held up on a second viewing.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    There are a few things that make Wonder Woman as great as it is

    1) Patty Jenkins understands everything about everyone she worked with.
    2) With Gal Gadot, Jenkins understands how important her eyes and brow are to her charisma. When you look at Gal Gadot act, she doesn't have to say much to have you understand what is going on. Jenkins accentuates this with lots of close ups and extreme close ups of Gadot during opportune moments, creating a…