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  • The Duellists

    The Duellists

    ★★★★½

    As the world shifts around them, French military officers D’Hubert and Feraud are shackled to each other. Throughout fifteen years, whenever the two cross paths, a duel ensues. Evolving from a minor offense, these duels are comical in their mindless innesesity, only continuing due to D’Hubert’s adherence to codes of honor and Feraud's obsessive nature.

    Scott’s murky visuals are rich with candle-lit interiors and foggy, overcast vistas that beautifully evoke 19th century France. The varying duels are authentically choreographed and…

  • Unsane

    Unsane

    ★★★★

    Certainly flawed, but works well enough as an intimate, lean thriller and a call-to-arms to filmmakers who think they need an Arri Alexa to make a movie. Sure, the composition, lighting, and grading aren’t all there, but the filmmaking style snugly fits within the narrative. The iPhone’s natural wide lens (alongside the aspect ratio) imbue the film with near-constant sense of claustrophobia, the small-focal-length close ups invade personal space, and the unnatural framing reflects the protagonist's mental state. Furthermore, because…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    I most likely can't say anything about this film that hasn't been said before but I'll try my best.

    The Positives:
    This film is astonishing. Mr. Scott directs fantastically among the claustrophobic environment of Nostromo. He expertly shoots around the Alien to ensure it arouses the maximum amount of terror without revealing too much of it. He must be commended for not regarding this film as a "B" monster movie, instead a mature, fear-inducing, science fiction film. My favorite aspect…

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★

    I left the theater an hour ago and forgot most of what happened. I'm very sorry but this movie is a complete mess. To start, because of the sheer multitude of characters, all of them receive no development and their relationships with the other characters are non-existent. Everyone just pops up once or twice and then they are gone for the rest of the movie. Most of them don't contribute to the plot at all and are just there to…