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  • Suburbicon

    Suburbicon

    ★½

    The concept of this film, or at least the A storyline, would seem fantastic on the page. The problem is that the original script by The Coen Brothers has been rewritten and a terrible B story is added to the mix. And because of this B story that it just makes what should be a black comedy about life in 1950's suburbia into a story that feels jarring, preachy and poorly executed.

    The creative team of Clooney/Heslov have given us…

  • Comedian

    Comedian

    ★★★★

    A fascinating insight into what a stand-up comedy does. From dealing with a bad crowd, jokes falling flat or getting a standing ovation after a twenty-minute set.

    I've always felt that being a stand up comic is the hardest art form there is. It's just a microphone, the comedian and a wall, and that's it. Comedy is the only art form that has an instant critic - laughter and I thought that Comedian really does capture this brilliantly.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    Zodiac tells the story of the hunt for a notorious serial killer known as "Zodiac" who killed in and around the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, leaving several victims in his wake and taunting police with letters and ciphers mailed to newspapers. The case remains one of San Francisco's most infamous unsolved crimes.

    I finally sat down and watch the Director's Cut of this today, the first time I've seen the film since watching…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★

    To me this film feels like The Big Lebowski, except with more drugs.

    There's a point in the film were it feels like both the main character and the story has lost their way in the drug filled haze. Which in retrospect is a beautiful use of cinema.

    People have always come up with lists of films that are best watched while drunk or stoned. This is the first film that has ever made me feel stoned while watching it.

    It's not PTA's best film, but it's still a very strong film from him.