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  • Inland Empire
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Law of Desire
  • Ghost World

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  • The Women

    ★½

  • I Remember You

    ★★★½

  • The Stronghold

    ★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

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  • I Remember You

    I Remember You

    ★★★½

    Solid and atmospheric Icelandic chiller that is part ghost story set in a fab autumnal, isolated location and part moody urban detective drama. A few clichés but still, a pleasant surprise and there’s an effective jump scare that made me, well, jump off my sofa

  • The Stronghold

    The Stronghold

    ★★★

    BAC NORD: undeniably well made, tense and fast paced but uncomfortable. François Civil has some real star power in this and Kenza Fortas is excellent. I won’t talk about its politics however, enough has been said already

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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    Bloody hell! Born to be alive, exhilarating, orgasmic... then nightmarish, dirty, with an almost experimental simplicity to its descent into hell. Gaspar Noé is back!

  • Teenage Emotions

    Teenage Emotions

    ★★★★

    A small miracle of effortless realism that blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Director Frédéric Da has elicited some wonderfully natural performances from his young, amateur actors who never come across as self-conscious, with his camera in constant close up yet never disruptive.

    It is like watching some "real" teenagers of the kind that we seldom see in films, with their bad skin and dialogues that do not sound like they have been written by someone twenty years older…