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  • Boston Kickout

    Boston Kickout

    ★★½

    Boston Kickout - Paul Hills (1995)

    A gaggle of teenage boys, find nothing waiting for them in the real world but substance abuse, violence and double denim.

    One of the most 90's films never. A pointlessly stylish surface sheen on nothing. The actors all do their best, John Simm is always a dependable presence, but it's just so...90's nihilist.

    I'd probably like it more if I'd seen it back then.

    5/10

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  • Breathless

    Breathless

    ★★★★

    Breathless - Jean-Luc Godard (1960)

    It stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wandering criminal named Michel, and Jean Seberg as his American girlfriend Patricia. The film was Godard's first feature-length work and represented Belmondo's breakthrough as an actor.

    Even even 60+ years later, the first 20 minutes of this film are still staggering in their pace and imagination. Even though very little really happens in that time, a reckless, rule-breaking mindset explodes onscreen in the form of the coolest lead character…

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  • The Last Day of Childhood

    The Last Day of Childhood

    ★★★★½

    The Last Day of Childhood - Mridul Chibber (2021)

    For a kick off, any film that opens with Perfume Genius has got
    my attention, and my heart, and this one gets to keep it.

    We've all seen films about growing up, about hitting the crest of
    that adolescent hill...but how may have we seen made by
    someone going through it. Not a glamourised nostalgic look at
    it, or one that finds reason or rhyme in those confusing times
    but one…

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★½

    The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Aaron Sorkin (2020)

    Follows the trial of 7 people in Chicago in the turbulent 60's.

    I had my doubts about Sorkin as a director. Molly's Game ws stylish and smart but ultimately empty...the reconciliation scene with her father was the most cringe scene ever, until...

    So, this one starts in the same style, smart (empty) writing and editing working together to drive the plot along as a breakneck speed not conducive to depth…