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  • The Wages of Fear

    The Wages of Fear

    ★★★★

    Letterboxd Season Challenge (2020-2021)
    Week 31: Bong Joon-ho's Favorites

    From this list: letterboxd.com/lindercrest/list/bong-joon-hos-favorites/
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    Honestly, I can’t remember ever being more tense and physically affected by the suspense of a film than I was by this. I hate driving. It felt exactly like being in the car with my mum when she’s trying to reverse up my long narrow driveway onto a busy road. I never even attempt it, in fact I got rid of my car so I wouldn’t…

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★½

    Letterboxd Season Challenge (2020-2021)
    Week 30: Playwrights Turned Screenwriters: Mamet and (Love,) Simon (Killer) Week
    This week's challenge is to watch a previously unseen film written by either David Mamet or Neil Simon ; AND/OR Greg Berlanti's Love, Simon; AND/OR Antonio Campos' Simon Killer.
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    My choice for this week was going to be Simon Killer but I wasn’t in the mood for the narcissistic pond-scum protagonist, so…I chose the quirky rom com The Heartbreak Kid, only to find another…

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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★★

    I’m not going to be able to write about this now, because I’m reeling. I know for certain that I’ll watch Carnival of Souls again and again.

    So...mind blown partly because I wrote about half of this in a story when I was a teenager and I definitely hadn’t seen this film. Mind also blown because of literally everything else. The worst thing about it is some bad acting but it actually works incredibly well for the film. How can that be?

  • Zazie dans le Métro

    Zazie dans le Métro

    ★★★★½

    Looney Tunes x Tati x fun Godard + Demy's parrot + je ne sais quoi = Zanzie dans le Metro. It's completely bonkers and unrelenting. Surely it's the pinnacle of whatever the hell it is.

    Pauline Kael said it was a big hit in France and a miss in the US. It's 'almost demonic in its inventiveness' and one critic said 'there's something not quite innocent or healthy' about it. There's definitely a disconcerting, unwholesome undercurrent and I can't decide…