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  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    “How many more of us do you have to kill before you get it?”

    I did not know beforehand that this picture was based on young adult fiction. I cannot say that I was surprised when I found out. A younger generation wants to speak out against injustices and art can certainly have an important interventive role in society. It can call issues into question. It helps us understand our fears, insecurities and sins. It is inspiring that people are…

  • Senso

    Senso

    ★★

    “I'm not your romantic hero!”

    I had seen this picture many years ago, as a child. I remember having a hard time remaining awake. To be fair, I could not recall much else. I blamed those vague memories on my inexperienced younger self who knew little about movies. This time around, I was certain that I would be able to appreciate its greatness. Well I cannot say that I did. It turns out that it might be the film’s fault…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    "We are partners in crime"
    -Nick Dunne

    Gone Girl was I think to most film-lovers one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It was based on a best-seller that had gained some weighty controversy and it was directed by David Fincher. Fincher is undeniably one of the highest regarded directors today and deservedly so. The man has a great career on his back as he has produced some of the most influential pictures of the last twenty years…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    ”People love what other people are passionate about.”

    Most people don’t believe in love at first sight and nor do they believe in magic; perhaps myself included. La La Land debunks that skepticism and replaces it with wonderment. In fact, it wouldn’t be exaggerated at all to say that I’m shell-shocked. I’m only a bit disheartened that I won’t be able to see it for the first time again – however, it gives me comfort to know beyond doubt that…