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  • Juliet of the Spirits

    Juliet of the Spirits

    ★★★★

    Federico Fellini at his vividly mysterious best, Juliet of the Spirits is a feast of montaged memories and vision, restlessly flitting from one delightfully-composed image to another. Giulietta Masina is as excellent here as in Fellini's earlier works, her famous youthful exuberance making way for an equally innocent but more troubled attitude.

    This film is a microcosm of all of Fellini's finest techniques and themes, displaying exquisitely choreographed camera work and immaculate '60s style, as well as parties and dream…

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★½

    I'm still trying to figure out if this film is brilliantly named or awfully named - either way this is likely to be the best romantic comedy you see this year. Much like Edgar Wright's smash-hit Baby Driver, The Big Sick sticks to a classic storyline (Boy meets Girl, complications ensue) and does a flawless job with it. The unpleasant experiences that Kumail (Kumail Nanjiana playing himself) experiences due to his Muslim background are one of the many ways in…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★

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

    'Fight Club' has become a cult classic due to its strong, unique characters, incredibly quotable dialogue and its 'message', whatever you interpret that as being. Although I haven't fallen head-over-heels in the way that many people have, I still respect and appreciate what is Fincher's most acclaimed film for its ability to entertain with ease while also having the sort of staying power that many ultra-violent modern films have no interest in.

    As with any film that has a large…

  • Primer

    Primer

    ★★★★

    To review this film fairly is to take into account its minuscule budget. Shot for only $7,000 and with a crew of only 6 people, who doubled up as part of the cast as well, 'Primer' is one of the best examples of low-budget filmmaking I have seen.

    Most deserving of praise is writer, director, actor and almost everything else Shane Carruth, who has created an incredibly unique example of science-fiction. The sci-fi genre is usually restricted to those who…