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  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    Every neckbeard's fantasy!

    A misunderstood, ugly loner clad in black, with a cape and brimmed hat (read: fedora), sporting an Anonymous mask and wielding a saber (read: katana), enacting vigilante justice to defend the common people (read: betas) – including beautiful, defenseless women (read: m'lady). He hangs out in a basement, collecting paintings and listening to music/movies, because he "appreciates true art". Practically every word he says is whispered poetry, always outlandish and over the top.

    Evey obeys him at…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★½

    While not a horror genre movie, Climax is a film of true horror, and easily one of the most frightening movies I've ever seen. Style is one of Noé's best strengths as a filmmaker, and here he's able to combine it with a unique stance on narrative in order to create something truly disorienting and overwhelming.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

    Christopher Nolan masters the art of making death, war, drowning, narrowly avoiding drowning, getting shot, narrowly avoiding getting shot, brutal combat, and the downfall of France to Nazi Germany monotonous and completely uninteresting.

    Man oh man, Zimmer's score! Ya know, those deep brassy quakes are perfect for building tension and excitement when used at the right moment. But Nolan adamantly ignores the feeble-minded concept of "restraint" and bravely blasts the score throughout the whole of the film because he has…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    I was skeptical at first - not because I doubted Chazelle (I love Whiplash) - but because I figured this was well-trodden ground. Usually the "love-letter to L.A."/"just tryin' to make it in Hollywood" films like this illicit little more than an eye-roll or a gag from me, since we've seen plenty of recent pictures run through this plot line (Birdman, The Artist) and collect big time at the awards.

    But La La Land takes itself a bit more seriously…