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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    I keep my bodily fluids to myself.”

    My initial gross discomfort while watching this film was, as I had predicted in my previous review, the biggest testament to Denis’ filmmaking and her extraordinary grasp on the concepts she wants to convey. The horror of losing ones bodily autonomy is a fear that every single viewer will be able to identify with, whether you agree with Denis’ ways of approaching this issue or not. The film does not just drown the…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    It's a strange thing to watch this film knowing the scope and cultural impact of it as a film student, but not fully comprehending its emotional weight since I hadn't seen all of the MCU films before going in and had only been able to connect to a few of its characters. My friend - also a media scholar who, afterwards, introduced me to the term "aca-fan"- was crying next to me while I was still recovering from the shock…

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  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    "You see, this is my life. It always will be. There’s nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark."

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    While walking out of the theatre, my initial reaction to this was that I’m not a fan of Peele’s way of writing and directing. He is a very contemporary filmmaker, and fully aware of what the post-Room 237, social media fuelled audiences of today are looking for in genre films: something to dissect. As both a film scholar and enthusiast, one would expect me to live for films that seem to be made only to be picked apart, to have…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★½

    I will never claim to know who Freddie Mercury was - but then again, I will never attempt to make a biopic about him. I do know, however, that this movie is an insult to his legacy, or at least, what I know of it. It is the most generic biopic I have ever seen, so completely devoid of creativity, style, courage, passion, that it depressed me. And I've seen similar biopics, it's actually the reason why I don't tend…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    tilda swinton fucking SNAPPED

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    Ah, Lacan!

    This reimagining of a classic film that is very dear to me is everything I could have hoped for and simultaneously nothing I could have ever imagined. The power of a good remake always lies in maintaining a respectful attitude while recontextualizing the original piece, but I personally find a fresh perspective on an old story even more important. This one does both - there are moments that clearly pay homage to Argento’s…