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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

    PARIS, TEXAS (1984). Look at that title. Listen to that title. Paris. Texas. Combined, there's just something special about those two words when said out loud. The way they evoke certain feelings and connotations. The way they seem oddly mismatched, but perfectly composited. I think it might be my favourite title of all time.

    Paris, Texas.

    Wim Wender's PARIS, TEXAS is a very special film to me. It's a film I have been cycling around for years with a feeling…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    "Do you understand? It's metaphorical. My example, it's a metaphor. I mean, it's uh... it's symbolic".

    - Martin, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017)

    The first time I watched Lee Chang-dong's BURNING (2018) was four days ago. I had never seen a film by the director, but after this particular film received a lot of buzz earlier at this year's Cannes festival, I became very intrigued. Not just because I'm generally fond of Asian cinema, or the fact that…

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  • Patrick

    Patrick

    ★★

    PATRICK (2018) is obnoxious everytime a human appears on screen, but does it matter even the slightest when half of the runtime is made up by an adorable pug?

  • Hard Boiled

    Hard Boiled

    ★★★★

    Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung are the duo I never knew I needed. HARD BOILED (1992) is a non-stop festive of great action, shooutouts en masse, unlimited bullet capacity, cool lines, a lot of blood spatter and slooooooow moooooootion. I'm so glad I watched the unrated cut, which makes for surprisingly vile sequences of action.
    Tequila is the man and the soundtrack is impeccable with it's use of suave jazz.

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★

    I guess for every ROMA Netflix has to put us through at least one VELVET BUZZSAW or BIRD BOX; cheap films that feel and look like they were made for TV, lacks coherence and are hold together by bland characters.

    Not good.

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★½

    Right out of nowhere HBO drops what could essentially be the series of the year, and perhaps one of the greatest mini-series ever produced. Thus showing in the age of streaming services that produce original content why exatcly they're still several steps ahead of competitors like Netflix.

    CHERNOBYL (2019) is the dramatic reenactment of the atomic nuclear disaster, which happened at Chernobyl in 1986. It's horrifying, extremely shocking and chilling to the bone. Mainly because of the irreversible damages the…