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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★½

    Respect for any film with the balls to drop a dinosaur in there as a non sequitur.

    Loses half a star for suggesting that having children is a worthwhile or rewarding effort.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★½

    Cheque please!

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    "It was like the army. You followed orders, you did the right thing. You got rewarded."

    It feels redundant to point out that a film that is notorious for being 3 and a half hours long likes to take its time. However Scorsese's latest film carves out its own identity within the director's unparalleled career most significantly for this reason. Unlike the genre-defining previous efforts of the legendary Italian-American Filmmaker, which often portray characters losing control over the intense speed…

  • Safe

    Safe

    ★★★★½

    "I'm sorry. I know it's not normal but I can't help it."

    Safe plays perfectly when you know as little about it as possible. The film's plot, characters, world, and relevance all unfold throughout the narrative in a deliberate and measured way. The film is itself a powerful statement, but it wasn't until over an hour and 20 mins into the film (in an emotionally agonising group therapy scene) that I had the eureka moment of what Safe actually was.…