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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★½

    Imperfect for its perhaps over-reliance on genre tropes rather than its natural strengths, at it's best some of the most uncomfortable sequences I've seen in a theatre - I Walked With A Zombie + The Stepford Wives

  • Moses and Aaron

    Moses and Aaron

    ★★★★

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    "No-one's ever gotten this close before."

    I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    "Grace fills empty spaces but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it." - Simone Weil

    Preliminary notes - because like all great art, it is not consumable within a single experience. But where to start with a film as dense as this one? Reading 'Mizo on Mizo'* earlier, Mizoguchi stated in regards to 'The Life of Oharu' that "it takes several years before a true work of art begins to take shape." I don't think…