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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

    Being that this was the first Coen brothers movie I've ever seen, I wandered into the experience with no frame of reference much like Donny in a conversation. I expected nothing more than a callously crude, slightly esoteric endeavour in crass stoner comedy. I've never been more mistaken.

    As graphic as the humour may be, gratuity is something that never comes into effect here. The Coens' comedic caricatures continuously showcase astonishingly accurate reflections of real people, spewing an unrelenting fountain…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    A surprisingly sophisticated addition to the DCEU, Wonder Woman has its flaws yet packs some well aimed punches along the way. 

    Gal Godot is perfectly placed here, embodying the wonder and damn well evoking the woman. If there's one thing in this film that impressed me; it's the foundation on which it was built. Wonder Woman isn't about feminism, it's about showing you that decisions aren't dependent on sex, and neither is a vision. It's a calling card to every…

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  • 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…

  • For a Few Dollars More

    For a Few Dollars More

    ★★★★½

    As punctually precise as a well crafted stopwatch, Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More breathes even more life into the Western genre than its predecessor did. This picture carries all of the action absurdities to a level of extraordinary believability, sophisticatedly juggling suspenseful and sensitive subject matter with moments of a charming, comedic relief. For a viewer who finds most sexual abuse sequences to be unnecessarily gratuitous, Leone structurally showed me his take on the subject was pivotal to…