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  • The Witch
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
  • The Matrix
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

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  • The Witch

    ★★★★★

  • Killing Them Softly

    ★★★

  • Bug

    ★★★★½

  • Clara Sola

    ★★★★½

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  • Bug

    Bug

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is how I imagine Q followers and anti-vaxxers.

    Seriously, the performances are outstanding and it's a very wild ride. I don't think it qualifies as horror really. Although having one's ex come back like that is horrific enough...

    The ending during the credits - it was the shirt that Harry Connick Jnr was sniffing wasn't it? So was it saying that he did take Lloyd? Or was it hinting at an actual conspiracy concerning Lloyd? I'd love to hear someone's thoughts about it.

  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

    The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

    ★★★

    I watched 14 Rohmer films in 5 days.

    This was my least favourite because the characters seemed too much like mouth pieces for political ideas. This made them not quite real people to me and sketching real people in 90 mins is one of Rohmer's strengths. Even despite them often being a mouthpiece for a certain idea or stance. It just didn't work out as well here, maybe because it isn't about lurve. But it's still pretty good.

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  • Along the Coast

    Along the Coast

    ★★★★½

    This short by Agnes Varda about the French Riviera has got to be the coolest, most artistic tourist advertisement ever. And it works too. I now desperately want to go to 1958 Cannes.

  • 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…