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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

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    I did not think a film like this could come out in 2017. Nolan's epic of miniature length, a horror film in war trappings, a towering monument of technical achievement in film. Nolan plays to his strengths here and boy does it pay off.

    Nolan's previous films are constructed like an enigma, and in fact this seemed to be his calling card in the days before his Batman trilogy - nonlinear structures, hidden information until the final act, mind-bending puzzles.…

  • The Void

    The Void

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    Lovecraftian horror by way of Carpenter and Baskin, The Void is a film that deserves better. It has a phenomenal presence, a perfect premise,  picturesque cinematography, and practical effects to rival The Thing. Unfortunately, editing and dialogue do their damnedest to undermine all of that, and that's topped off with atrocious gender politics. But it's quite easy to overlook The Void's flaws: as a novel work of Lovecraftian horror, it succeeds in crafting eldritch horror and aesthetics and I dare…

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  • Alien

    Alien

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    Hooptober 28/31

    Film 3/3 from director Ridley Scott

    Well, this is it. I’ve been putting off this review for a while. I’ve seen it a few times since joining Letterboxd. I have a tiny little review of it that I posted early. It’s one of the few films I have rated at 5 stars, and will likely always sit in my top 4 on my profile. It is a defining film for me; not just in my tastes, but how…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Bumping up to 5 stars, previously from 4.5. Why?

    This came out less than a year ago, and I've seen it four times. It is rapidly shooting to the top of my most rewatchable films, ranking up there with the likes of Jurassic Park and Die Hard (and it just may be more rewatchable than either of those - I watch, I rewind, I watch again).

    When this first came out, there was an insane amount of hype. By the…