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Favorite films

  • Parasite
  • Whiplash
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

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  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★½

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★

  • Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    **Potential spoilers**

    Eyes Wide Shut is Stanley Kubrick's 13th and final full feature film and it's arguably his most divisive. It is a film that has faced lots of derision and criticism, but also found a cult following and its reputation seems to grow year after year and I think it's deserved. For me it ages beautifully and has stood the test of time, especially in a world post-Epstein and Harvey Weinstein where we have seen the power and reach…

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

    **Potential spoilers*

    At this point in Stanley Kubrick's career, he is an absolute master and one of cinemas greatest auteurs of all time. He wanted to make a film a war film and initially wanted to make a film about the holocaust, before settling on the Vietnam War. Full Metal Jacket follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their boot camp training, focusing on protagonists Private Joker and Private Pyle, who struggle under their abusive drill instructor Sergeant Hartman. The…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

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    Taxi Driver is a masterpiece. It's one of the greatest films ever made and it truly is one of man's greatest accomplishments. Every single time I watch it, it just does something to me and nothing else can make me feel the way Taxi Driver makes me feel. It's a completely unique film and a unique experience that has never, or will ever be matched, equalled or rivalled. No matter what, I know I can always watch this…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

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    Whiplash is quite simply one of the greatest films of the decade and with each passing year after its release, my appreciation for it just grows. I remember very vividly hearing about the hype for the film. I heard the premise and that it was "one of the most intense films ever" and I just couldn't understand how a story about a Jazz drummer and his demanding, abusive teacher could even be compelling yet alone intense. Within minutes,…