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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    A thought I began to form in my ‘A Quiet Place’ review was that if horror is the new medium for creatively expressing our growing political and technological fear, then I’m happy for it and moreso happy that we’ve found something that can truly get under the skin of modern audiences. Over time however, I began to realise horror was always that (Gojira for fear of Nuclear Holocaust etc.) and rather now I’m more appreciative of films not unlike Hereditary

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    An uncompromising atmosphere fills the air amongst every shot of Lynch’s noir horror/thriller. You’ll find the stillness is hypnotic as it is painful as it refuses to let you gasp for air from it’s stranglehold of regret, guilt, repression and impotence. What Lynch has created here is a psychosexual revenge fantasy filled with a morbid exploration of toxic masculinity, repressed identity and deals with the devil. 

    Whilst there’s an uncomfortable perversion to Lynch’s other films, this leans more into eroticism:…

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  • This Is the End

    This Is the End

    ★★★½

    Whilst some parts have aged less well than others on a rewatch, it’s still legitimately one of my favourite comedies of the decade.

    This is my 9th viewing since 2013 so I can’t deny the ridiculous pull of the whole thing since it’s original viewings with teenaged friends. I mean, this was like our Fight Club, in terms of films that capture the intensity of young adults/teenagers. Except we weren’t angry - we were just a bunch of stoners that…

  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    Still as charming as ever, some jokes in there I never got when I was younger which is a surprise since it turns out of I’ve memorised most of the script without even noticing. It’s also nice that apparently TS4 ties up Woody’s arc. Hopefully, it’s just—BUZZ LOOK, AN ALIEN!







































    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    ★★★★½

    Brie Larson’s superhero movie for the people who aren’t fussed about Marvel

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★

    Whilst I had a significant emotional reaction to Bohemian Rhapsody last year I actively chose against reviewing it as a film because safe to say, it barely is a film. The editing is appalling, Brian Singer getting credit is a non-hyperbolic crime and it’s narrative use of Freddie’s homosexuality and a slew of other things meant that it fails as a film at least on a technical level and further in its choice of how it represents itself and the…