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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    You Were Never Really Here zips by in fits as sporadic as the main characters flashbacks. Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hitman whose mind has started to fall apart. Alone with the haunting imagery of a troubled past he is hired to rescue a government official's daughter from a viscous sex trafficking group. Poignant cinematography, fast pacing and jarring editing set the stage for a Phoenix masterclass that never lets up until the credits roll.

    Jonny Greenwood is a genius…

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★★★

    Irréversible bashes you around the head with a fire extinguisher, revelling in the passion of New French Extremism. It epitomising the characteristics of the movement through the use of dizzying cinematography, irregular narrative and intense psychosexual violence. More than just gore porn, Gaspar Noé has crafted a visceral, contemplative experience that demonstrates the cold realities of human nature and the unrelenting passage of time.

    Time destroys everything; a point made at both the beginning and the end of the film.…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    Aronofsky's trademark surrealism is back once again in his new horror film Mother!. I'm a major fan of this surrealist style of filmmaking mainly due to the work of David Lynch. While I don't hold Aronofsky to that same level he is still a filmmaker to watch closely as his films are distinct to say the least.

    Mother! was one of the more controversial releases of 2017 and it's easy to see why. It's a Russian-doll of metaphors wrapped in…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    A love story in the city of dreams...

    Mulholland Drive was exactly that, a dream. The subtlety emotional score, unique pacing, layered story and bizarre characters blend together into this fantastic film that took me on a trip like no other.

    *Spoilers*

    David Lynch expertly toys with my emotions throughout the film. The movie horrified me at points (the trashman was oddly terrifying) yet also made me laugh (the botched assassination was hilarious). All the while seducing me with its…