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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
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  • Rafiki

    Rafiki

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    Letterboxd Season Challenge #8 - Week 14 - Queer, Black, 21st Century Week

    A beautiful queer love story, only marred by the religiously fundamentalist homophobes and the oppressive expectations placed on our protagonists who yearn to be free. I was almost going to complain that the film was too twee at times, until it wasn't twee anymore. That's sort of the point... the most innocent and harmless relationship can be responded to with brutal violence just be virtue of it…

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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    Annoyed at myself for skipping this in my October 2020 Spielberg binge and then not watching it any sooner after that. Lo and behold, this is a blockbuster masterpiece at the same level as Jaws, and a much more experimental one at that. Spielberg embraces the limbo-like world of American conspiracy, the secrets that they keep from us, the lies that pacify us, those televisions in all our houses...

    It's an anxious film but one ready to embrace whatever is…

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  • Dune

    Dune

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    "I must not hype. Hype is the mind killer...", and hype gets very dangerous when left to ruminate for years in one's mind. During lockdown, the announcement of Dune, led me to read the amazing, but dense, novel, and, through this time, I also explored Villeneuve's filmography - add in the insanely stacked cast list, and it is safe to say that I was excited beyond measure. And then came the delay, goodbye to WhatsApp group 'Dune 2020', and hello…

  • ClΓ©o from 5 to 7

    ClΓ©o from 5 to 7

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    The comfort of someone else's existential anxiety, jump-cutting across Paris, ignoring the insolent men, admiring the confident women, Cleo is caught between fate and art, waiting to be consoled. Uncertainty resolved, sans toi, from 5 to 7 on the longest day of the year. Films don't get much better than this.