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  • Cigarettes & Coffee

    Cigarettes & Coffee

    My second PTA film after Boogie Nights, and I desperately need to see more of his work. This is one of his earlier films but it's just so alive and brimming with energy and holds an extremely raw and gritty handmade style, and even at this point it was obvious he was onto something special. Also look out for an early appearance from Kirk Baltz, this was around the same time he starred in Reservoir Dogs. One of my favorite actors. Overall an extremely simple but effective piece of work!

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour is one of those films where you don't fully appreciate it until after you have finished watching it. While I don't think the film is without its flaws eg some pacing issues here and there, you can't deny the power the film holds particularly towards the end, and Gary Oldman's performance really is brilliant and is perhaps the film's greatest quality. The rest of the cast were great also. Overall, while flaws such as pacing issues and some…

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  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises is a criminally underrated film which i personally think should be mentioned more when talking about crime/gangster films. Not only is it a great crime film, it is also a great character study.

    Cronenbergs vision of a grimy London is great, this isn't a glossy gangster film like Goodfellas or The Godfather. All of these locations are dirty and really add to the atmosphere of the film.

    All of the cast give good performances, but Viggo shines here.…

  • American History X

    American History X

    How to start this review...

    First of all, this is not a nice film. This film features some absolutely cringe inducing scenes of violence and rape. So dont go into this film expecting it to be a fun affair...

    Anyway, this is my personal story with the film. I watched it a year ago and just thought it was a good drama film. Sure, it affected me emotionally and was quite a big punch in the gut, but i felt…