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  • Unknown Pleasures

    Unknown Pleasures

    ★★★★

    A lot more narrative-driven and easier to follow than platform, but less so than Mountains May Depart. Unknown Pleasures still features a sense of experimentation when it comes to putting disenfranchised youth on the big screen.

    The movie appears to be aimless, but after a slow introduction of our main cast the movie works in a sense of poignant dread that gets worse near the end of the movie, and leaves you with a surprising ending.

    The story takes places…

  • Still Life

    Still Life

    ★★★★

    A group of Chinese people return to their native village of Fengjie to look for their loved ones, the dam that is set to replace their village is completed, and the water level is steadily rising. The village is being demolished by its own citizens, their bodies ridden with injuries from fighting over resources, several are seen wearing gasmasks that provide little to no relief from the poison or the ongoing diseases caused by their inhumane working and living conditions.…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★½

    [Third watch, 3D Collector's Edition]

    The long poetic space adventure that is the original trilogy is nowhere to be found, it's no journey to enjoy, to sit down and take in. The pacing is weird and inconsistent and often takes a detour to explain minor details or to let an action sequence play out just for the sake of keeping up the fast pace. The movie never slows down enough to let use take in the world, we speed from…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    [Third watch]

    A movie I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did, coming out quick enough to safe the first half of 2017 from being a total letdown.

    The movie features one of the best gimmicks I've ever seen, everything is attached, and even originates from the soundtrack. The movie is entirely choreographed around it. It's incredibly simple, yet very effective. It makes it easy to set the right tone or to keep up the pace, and the…