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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation


    β€œLet’s never come here again because it will never be as much fun.”

    A beautiful sadness slowly but surely permeates Sofia Coppola’s sophomore feature, Lost In Translation, a portrait of two lost souls yearning for purpose and meaningful connection. Bob and Charlotte are at a point of impasse in their lives, mutually feeling neglected by loved ones and disoriented by the greater outside world. Bob is a fading Hollywood actor in a mid-life crisis. Charlotte is a young woman apprehensive…

  • Naked



    β€œYou think you can recapture your youth by fucking it. You don't wanna fuck me. You'll catch something cruel.”

    Mike Leigh’s Naked is a riveting parable brimming with a scornful wit and a humanity unseen through initial viewing. The film chronicles the exploits of the sardonic and nihilistic vagabond, Johnny, a man whom is first introduced as he brutally rapes a young woman in a back alleyway. Fearing the repercussions of his actions, Johnny flees to the streets of London.…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame


    β€œPart of the journey is the end.”

    Avengers: Endgame is not a standalone film, it is not even the sequel to Infinity War, it is an event film and the gargantuan conclusion to the Infinity Saga consisting of 21 films. To craft a film of this scale, with the responsibilities it entails is truly a monumental feat of cinema. The Russo brothers have defied all expectation, choosing to conceal major plot points and sprawling action sequences from the marketing, building…

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense


    This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
    This ain't no fooling around
    No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
    I ain't got time for that now

    An utterly hypnotic, frenetic, Lynchian, drug-fuelled spiritual communion celebrating artistry, and creativity in its purest form. From the comically oversized suits to the pendulum-swinging kneecaps to David Byrne running laps around the stage, Stop Making Sense is more than a typical concert film, it is a blisteringly radiant, unrelenting, psychedelic fever dream that is possibly the greatest concert film ever made.

    Jesus lives and his name is David Byrne...but then again, did he dance like this?

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War


    β€œIn time you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same.”

    When directors say their sequel is β€œThe Empire Strikes Back” of sequels, rarely does it prove true. But yet it does in Avengers: Infinity War, and to a vast extent.

    Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel’s most ambitious foray into the superhero genre yet, culminating in the last ten years of the studio's existence. It is a bold…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas


    β€œI wanted to see him so bad that I didn't even dare imagine him anymore.”

    Seemingly birthed from the dust that surrounds him, a man wordlessly emerges from the desert, trudging towards an invisible horizon, his face weary and withered, his memory elusive, his soul haunted by deep regret and intense sorrow.

    Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas is a melancholic portrait of a broken man yearning for reconnection with a family whom he had left years ago. But much more so,…