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  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    Having recently seen the pilot of David Fincher's tightly-crafted psychological Netflix venture, the introductory episode spurred up as many thoughts on Sidney Lumet's bank-breaking cinematic confidence as it did on Fincher's character-driven composition.

    Even in 1975, films hit audiences that were rife with widespread homophobic prejudice and ingrained traditionalism. The perverse perspectives of biased bigotry were more common than many could've hoped to believe, and yet Lumet's Humanitarian approach to Dog Day Afternoon managed to capture the truly universal nature…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    It's impossible for a movie to look better than this.

    Where the rambling of an avid film student's critique usually starts with an infatuated commentary on the director, it's hard not to admit that the cinematography for Blade Runner 2049 is the dominant player. Roger Deakins is quite clearly an auteur in his own right, creating an extended universe of his own through the vibrancy of his lighting. Taking the steely blue pallet of Prisoners and merging it with the…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    Perhaps mother!'s greatest irony is its reception. Throughout the film we see people, as we were, as we are, as all we'll ever be. 

    We see the unjust sacrificial ceremonies religion can be resorted to. We see murderous interrogations, constellated consumerism and momentous amounts of misogyny. We see fully-fledged war, chaotic destruction, and an irrevocable disregard for tranquility. We see physically epitomised bible parables made flesh for the relativity of the audience. We see venomous rage spewed at an unstoppable…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Alright gang, Whiplash. Coming from the biased perspective of someone who drummed his way through years of music lessons as an adolescent, the personal relativity of this picture placed it in a league of its own. Of course, that's not to say it's just musicians who'll find themselves empathising with this masterful drama.

    Damien Chazelle is a man who is determined to define every detail, never failing to render the clearest scope on reality. Each scene is a climaxing crescendo…