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It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Hertzfeldt, 2012)

Such candid observation and comprehensive inquiry into the bittersweet truths of existence never so potently realized as in this most sophisticated of simple elegies. An animated spiritual equal to the likes of Tarkovsky’s Mirror, Malick’s Tree of Life, and Sokurov’s … Continue reading

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Andersson, 2015)

Constructs a dry existential tone to convey the psychological malaise of living. Not particularly funny nor philosophical, though it has some superb framing and a couple moments of humour. Becomes too self-flattering and locked into its own affectations. 67/100 – … Continue reading

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Carol (Haynes, 2015)

This is going to be a slightly different kind of review. I want to look at Todd Haynes’ Carol not only as the pinnacle achievement of what Haynes has being doing in cinema throughout his career but as the pinnacle … Continue reading

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This is the End (Goldberg and Rogen, 2013)

Besides being utterly hilarious, This is the End (2013) surmounts the tastelessness of self-indulgent, frivolous potty humour by staging a unique conversation between grotesquery and levity; the consequence of this is a highly affective film, one that bombards the viewer … Continue reading

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Now You See Me (Leterrier, 2013)

Now You See Me (2013) begins as a fun thrill ride. From the outset, Leterrier puts in motion a provocative storyline and complementary editing pace to get the viewer invested in the trick. In the end, the trick is on … Continue reading

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The Long Day Closes (Davies, 1992)

The lighting in The Long Day Closes (1992) is nothing short of brilliance. For it alone, this film is well worth seeing — a must for any avid cinephile. The specific high key lighting, both off and on screen — … Continue reading

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Kaboom (Araki, 2010)

Coming-of-age stories typically illustrate a significant change in a young person’s perception of life. They are strewn with moments of realization as the character’s understanding of life — what they previously assumed about life — is drastically changed, and they … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses (Gordon, 2011)

While the plot is paper thin, replete with bizarre situations and unrealistic characters, this film’s tour de force is its hilarious protagonists. Since I love Charlie Day’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia as well as Jason Bateman’s Arrested Development, I … Continue reading

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Observe & Report (Hill, 2009)

Quite crass and crude humour, but some fucking hilarious moments. This is not a comedy for everybody – it will be very offensive to some people – but, for those who find dark and exaggerated humour funny, it is pretty … Continue reading

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