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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    First, we got to witness one of the most intense films in recent memory with 'Whiplash', a tear-jerking musical that could make any grown man cry with 'La La Land', now Damien Chazelle has managed to recreate the most monumental event in human history on the big screen.

    I took a little time to think about 'First Man', to contemplate not just how the film came across in terms of its direction but if it managed to tell the story…

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★½

    This was exactly what I expected going in. All around great performances from everyone on screen (some characters obviously have more screentime & relevancy than others), solid storyline twists that manages to keep things interesting for the most part, some of the best cinematography for a movie in 2018 & arguably my favourite Chris Hemsworth performance outside his work as 'The God of Thunder' Thor.

    Where I felt the film struggled was with some of its stylistic choices, particularly the use of…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    A prime example of how sometimes, simplicity is the best way to tell a story on screen.

    I've sat through 'Halloween' for what feels like upwards of 10 viewings, what really hit me this time round however, was the cinematography. John Carpenters brilliant use of Steadicam doesn't just manage to create an incredible atmosphere of tension & fear, but one that is also a glorious feast for the eyes to witness. Using overly dark settings isn't something I'm particularly fond of…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Arrival, Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners and now, in 2017, Denis Villenevue has officially made all further competition irrelevant.

    It's incredibly difficult to sit down and review a film that is as large in scope, thought provoking, visually stunning and masterfully crafted as Blade Runner 2049 is, in a way it's almost unreal. To truly get my point across of just how beautiful this movie was to sit through, I would need no less than a thousand words, which nobody (including myself)…