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  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★★★

    A revenge tale told in reverse, Irreversible is structured in an incredibly effective and planned out manner. While each scene is played in reverse chronological order, the film still cleverly pulls off its dizzying and creative camerawork in such a way that it creates a very fluid motion between scenes. While it is clear that this film is not shot in one take, the dreamlike nature of the visuals and the audio do a fantastic job at creating such an…

  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    ★★★★★

    When I was a teenager, 'Ichi the Killer' was my bread and butter. I had never seen anything like it at all, and I loved just how bizarre, excessive and gruesome it was and ended up developing a keen interest in director Takashi Miike, despite only pushing this keen interest toward films such as 'Audition' and 'Imprint' until recently. Though at the time, I found this film extremely unique and entertaining, I never really saw any semblance of meaning or…

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  • Big Little Lies

    Big Little Lies

    ★★★★★

    Review for season 1:

    Though I had heard good things about HBO's 'Big Little Lies', I think it would be fair to say that I came into it expecting fairly schlocky melodrama. When I found out that it was written by David E. Kelley, my expectations had been somewhat heightened; after all, he wrote 'Boston Legal' which despite its cheese was a very cleverly written series. What I did not expect at all was that 'Big Little Lies' would be…

  • Cabiria

    Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    My 1914 entry from my 'An Unseen Film for Every Year of Film History' challenge list.

    Along with my 1904 pick 'The Impossible Voyage', 'Cabiria' is one of the most impressive pieces of early film-making I have yet to see. It takes techniques and approaches from earlier films and expands upon them greatly while also adding a great deal of innovation to the medium, including the first ever usage of camera movement, including tracking shots, pans and pushes. Though used…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    The brilliant thing about David Lynch films is that for the majority of their run-time, I am usually very confused... but then there comes a point where I have an epiphany, and just enough becomes clear where I feel as though I get it, while enough ambiguity remains to keep me thinking for days after, discovering new things the more I mull it over, and engaging me to eventually return for another viewing. In the case of Mulholland Drive, I…

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★½

    I hate the phrases millennials come up with. I hate when they say that something "slaps" or that they "Stan" something. Especially when they say they "Stan" something. This came about to mean when you obsess over something, and originated from the song 'Stan' by Eminem, a song which had any of these people listened to would realise that saying they "Stan" something isn't something they should take pride in, but something they should be deeply embarrassed about. I also…