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  • Dogville

    Dogville

    ★★★★★

    There are many things one could call Dogville: manufactured, artificially theatrical, unnecessarily formal... Though, as much as it is all true – the film’s premise is manufactured and its formal presentation requires adjustment on behalf of the viewer – one cannot deny that Lars Von Trier managed to accomplish something in here. Ironically enough, by removing the physicality of the sets and props and relying on imagination alone, he succeeded in telling a story of truly epic proportions that –…

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    As ridiculous a statement as it may seem, Melancholia is probably the last example of Lars Von Trier’s filmmaking before he became unhinged. Sure, he has always maintained a stature of a provocateur, an infant terrible of European arthouse cinema, but ever since his infamous Hitler remark that turned him into a persona non grata at the Cannes Film Festival, his career took a decisive turn; some would say off a cliff. I think it’s safe to say that his…

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  • The Road

    The Road

    ★★★★★

    Every single idiot hoping for a zombie apocalypse 'because it will be so cool' should be assigned to have a sit-down with "The road". Brutal, gritty, dull and depressingly sad, this film is probably the closest to what would actually happen in the event of shit hitting the proverbial fan. (Edit: though it has nothing to do with zombies, but a planet dying in a mysterious but straightforward fashion). It's never an easy watch and it does kick you in the stomach more than once, but it is simply a masterpiece.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Disclaimer: I think I should start by apologising in advance in case I lose decorum at some point and devolve into spouting profanity.

    When I first watched James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy, I liked it a lot and thought of it as Star Wars for the modern adolescents. It was nothing like other comic book adaptations and was quite self-contained and it wasn't bogging itself down with tying the film to other entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It…