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  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    The Ox-Bow Incident

    ★★★★★

    What happened to films like this? Did they become too contrived, or did audiences start to become too self-assured, not being open to the idea of being taught something that might reveal themselves to be imperfect or flawed? Admittedly this one isn't perfect, but the presentation alone is enough to stop anyone in their tracks, pull them in, and force them to become transfixed while they contemplate such guttural and deeply seated themes and ideas.

    I think one contributing factor…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Words can't express how much I love this. It's impossible to articulately express the emotion I feel when Obi-Wan speaks to Luke through the force, and we get that perspective shot of his X-Wing just gliding down the trench in the most gracious fashion, impeded by nothing, feeling pure elation and weightlessness (both physically and emotionally) enhanced tenfold by the god tier score. I think if I ever get the chance to see this on the big screen I'd break…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    I'm going to be one of those people, and say you just haven't seen this film if you have seen it on the big screen, preferably in 70mm. Awe inspiring. Exists in a scope and scale I couldn't comprehend before. Everything is clearer, even with the odd hair on the edge of the frame, or those white artefacts that come and go. The image is something to behold. No point trying to articulate it. I think talking about this in…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    You're telling me that isn't Dennis Hopper?! This is much better than I imagined.

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★★

    I can undoubtedly say the Coens are becoming my favourite filmmakers. Every scene Pitt is in, hell, every line he delivers is outright hilarious. The scene with him and Malkovich in the car alone is one of the funniest things I've seen in a film. Will rewatch this one for years to come.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    I was a little worried, this being Wright's first "straight" film, that it'd be a bit too tame and generic. I really need to have more faith. This came from a mind that loves cinema and music, and in terms of spectacle, it delivers on almost every level. I only wish the romance and love interest were a little more developed. If you want a film with great music and incredibly engaging camera work and editing, forget La La Land, this is what you're looking for.