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Dear Academy, For Your Consideration

Being the scariest film of the year, Hereditary has a lot to live up to. This makes the success of it even greater. To watch the film is to understand why horror films have remained so popular over the ages. Other films may go for the jump scare to induce fear but here, all you need to do is look closely at the frame to be spooked. I realised that this was an insanely (no pun intended) good performance from Toni Collette.

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Love In The Time Of Adolescence

Moonrise Kingdom, from the idiosyncratic mind of Wes Anderson is a story about two kids; a girl and a boy who falls for each other and decides to make a run for it in idyllic New England. This is a very quirky movie with a lot of subtle humor. I have been a long-time admirer of Anderson ever since I saw his second film, Rushmore. It was, and still remains one of my favorite movies. Perhaps the greatest compliment that Kingdom gets is that, it never veers off into childish territory. It is to the director’s credit that he maintains a firm grip on the narrative and makes sure that the film is coherent and enjoyable.

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A Troubled Man

When you see First Reformed there are a few things that will grab your attention immediately. That includes the performances, the cinematography etc. as these are the things that we see. But where the film really succeeds is in what it does not show.
More than anything, this film is proof of the power of the words and scenes that come from the mind of Paul Schrader.
A large part of the success lies on the performance of Ethan Hawke who adds another milestone to his already amazing career.

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