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  • Passage of Venus

    Passage of Venus

    ★★★★½

    Passage of Venus is (going by Letterboxd) the first ever recording using film based imagery. This review will not be focused on entertainment purposes, given it is in review lacking most properties. However, Passage of Venus acts as such a powerful aspect of history. One could argue that the overall choice in filming this piece of seemingly pointless subject came from sheer curiosity. This would not have been produced for the masses, and in fact would have been shown around…

  • The Mouse That Roared

    The Mouse That Roared

    ★★★★½

    Jack Arnold's The Mouse that Roared follows the story of a small place known as the Duchy of Fenwick (known in the film as the smallest country). After being overthrown in the wine selling profession, they people of said nation take it upon themselves to officiate a war between themselves and America. Their entire plan revolves around losing and conceding; but that does not seem to be happening. The Mouse that Roared is what could be considered as a somewhat…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Andrei Tarkovsky's timeless classic that is Stalker follows a small group of men who head into what is known as "the zone"; in hope that they will come face to face with what they truly seek out of life. Aesthetic is key to the films narrative, as the possible metaphor that is reality in Russia is seen through a green/grey camera, in which their is little hope. Yet this is juxtaposed with the incredulous beauty that the zone has to…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese's classic that is Taxi Driver holds almost everything that you want for a film. The story of a Veteran turned Taxi Driver, that ultimately struggles with mental instability; namely of his chronic Insomnia which leads him to meet some eccentric and interesting characters. This all builds up to an incredible battle of morality, as he takes on the sex working gangs. Taxi Driver is a film that almost everyone has seen, whether cinema is a hobby or a…