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  • Petulia
  • The Night of the Hunted
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Nathalie Granger

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  • Elephant

    ★★★★

  • Living

    ★★★

  • The Handmaiden

    ★★★½

  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★

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  • Four Nights of a Dreamer

    Four Nights of a Dreamer

    ★★★★½

    If you wanted to make the case that Bresson had a really dry and withering sense of humour I suspect this would be the first port of call (a thesis compounded later by the opening of Lancelot). It’s quite a funny story to start with (the slowburn inevitability of his eventual cucking), and the film does appear to gently mock our effete hero with all his benignly longing stares at all the hot chicks in the street, psychologically self-authorised by the fact that he’s a sensitive artist.

  • Song of Summer

    Song of Summer

    ★★★★½

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Delius bops.

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★

    Very tempted to click the "I've seen this film before" tab.