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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★½

    The Social Network (2010) Dir. David Fincher
    Film #98 in Lockdown

    i wish i had watched this earlier. right before we jump into the actual film, what stood out to me the most was Reznor & Ross’s score. fucking hell. one of the best i have heard. the music in this engages you right from the end of the opening scene, to the end of the movie. the sound design in this movie is one of my favourites too. if you…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★

    Hell or High Water (2016) Dir. David Mackenzie
    Film #9 in Lockdown

    Pine and Foster knock this out the park! same for Jeff Bridges - Doesn’t quite reach up to Sicario level for me, but this is a film with a smaller scale, personal story. The pace of the film is well deserved and the pay-off at the end is great, well acted and emotional. if anything, some scenes feel misplaced, and the chemistry between Bridges and his partner seems more like hate than anything else, kinda jarring to me in a way. Very good though, would recommend. deffo looking forward to checking out Wind River after this.

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  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★½

    A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (2020) Dir. Marielle Heller
    Film #142 in Lockdown

    this was just a nice watch. a lot of emotions in this too. being from the UK, Mister Rogers isn’t that known in the UK, in fact he’s barely known at all. so having very, very little knowledge on the man this film didn’t connect with me all that much. this film overall does a lot to make you sympathise for these characters and it’s all…

  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★★

    An American Pickle (2020) Dir. Brandon Trost 
    Film #141 in Lockdown

    very very very mild spoilers but remotely obvious

    another new cinema visit. but boy this is definitely a movie designed for streaming services. thank god i work at a cinema and get free tickets, i’d have felt cheated paying £10 for a ticket. it was fine, the film feels wasted though in multiple aspects. they never really explore the whole ‘100 year preservation’. i mean given the circumstances of…

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Dir. Tobe Hooper
    Film #140 in Lockdown

    fuck me.
    this film is so unnerving and uneasy right from the narration at the start. the direction here is phenomenal. Hooper directs this supposed ‘true life’ horror cult classic with such a flair and claustrophobic setting. i can’t even explain, some of the best direction i have seen.

    overall i got what i was expecting which was stupid teenage/young adult characters making stupid decisions with zero to…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018) 
    Dir. Martin McDonagh
    Film #136 in Lockdown

    this film is in my top 10. one of my all time faves.

    this film, from the performances to the quirky script, even to the soft score and cinematography just works for me. i don’t know what else to say. the film deals with grief as well as anger/rage being suppressed then expressed, and then to racism. all in different bundles and different times that McDonagh perfectly…