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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★

    Didn't find myself becoming invested until the second half. It also doesn't seem to stand out much from other recent sci-fi (Interstellar, Blade Runner, etc). I'll have to give it a rewatch.

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★

    It's the first time I've seen this film in quite a while -- I never saw it upon its theatrical release, I caught it on TV a few years after. And, as hard a time as I have saying it... it's not nearly as good as I remembered it being.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, but I just don't feel as though Iron Man adds a lot to the plate. The plot's paint by numbers, the direction's... okay,…

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  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★½

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a truly unique experience; one would struggle to find any other film quite like it. With its lack of score creating a eerily calm faux-tranquil atmosphere, the audience is ultimately left with nothing to focus on but the well-written story and the rich dialogue.

    The most similar films are arguably Malick's early works, most notably Badlands and Days of Heaven. Unlike both of these films though, Aguirre is stripped off all the cheap enticements;…

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★★★

    "Woody Allen famously wanted to call it "Anhedonia", the clinical inability to experience happiness—funny for a film that gives us so much pleasure".

    - Cath Clarke, critic for Time Out


    There is no doubt, in my mind, that Annie Hall is the greatest romantic comedy film of all time. However, when I watched Annie Hall for the first some years ago, I remember thinking the film to be somewhat of a non-coherent jumble. Having now watched it again, I still…