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  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    ★★★★½

    Terrific; David Lean is known for his grandiose and epic classics that has stood the test of time like The Bridge over the River Kwai from 1957 and Lawrence of Arabia from 1962, but while his adaptation of Oliver Twist is being somewhat forgotten, it’s him at his most poetic (until Lawrence of Arabia came out). The horror of what Oliver experiences is perfectly captured. Alec Guinness as Fagin is almost schizophrenic and how he mixes between one side of the character and another one is outstanding. By the end of this, it felt like my emotions had been through 
    Seek this one out.

  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★

    Premise was fantastic; execution needed vigour in order to succeed. If 20 minutes had been cut, I'd have endorsed this more. The inner monologues were amateurish. Fuller teached me one thing with this film, and that is that books should have inner monologues, cinema has the opportunity to show emotions and thoughts via the actor's facial expressions and body language. The surrealism was quite cute, rather nice for it's age. I get something out of every surrealistic film noir, though.

    A perfect example of a film where the highlights shined and the low points of the film was dull and fell flat.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return. 
    And what's that? 
    Every piece of me. 

    After my first watch of Phantom Thread, I was blown away. I could not believe what I had seen. Usually, I have a thing with always getting disappointed with films I watch in theaters, and if I don’t go out left in some form of let down, I will later realize I had given the…

  • Fear and Desire

    Fear and Desire

    ★★★

    This is the typical film, that you desire to make in film school. You have watched poetic, foreign directors, and now you want to copy their style and make your own film. When you finish the script, you are sure it’ll be a masterpiece. You have the whole film up in your mind. That camera angle will be like that. He’ll say that line like that. It will a masterpiece, no doubt. Then pre-production start, you find out that you…