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  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    ★★★★★

    Brief Encounter, a film which arrives as a retrospectively narrated fable of nostalgia for anyone who's found themselves in the clangourous chaos of love. David Lean's black and white beauty is irrefutably one of the greatest depictions of romance ever engineered, bearing as much importance and significance as all the iconography and glory of Casablanca. As the run-time goes by, this film will creep into your thoughts, your heart, and ultimately your conscience. You'll vouch for a justified affair, an…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    Is it me or has Jordan Peele started a revolution? All those in favour of mainstream comedy actors conjuring their own heartfelt horror debuts please stand. 

    A Quiet Place is everything the Cloverfield franchise should've been, everything Get Out couldn't have been, and everything you wouldn't expect from a man such as John Krasinski. Directing and starring opposite his real-life wife (the magnetic Emily Blunt), a gorgeously captured family dynamic seeps through the screen with this one. It harkens back…

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  • 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…

  • 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…