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  • Apocalypse Now
  • Suspiria
  • Vampyros Lesbos
  • The Neon Demon

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  • Trespassers

    ★★★

  • Danger: Diabolik

    ★★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★★½

  • The Sexualist

    ★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    Spencer (Pablo Larraín, 2021)

    Of, hoe Kirsten Stewart opnieuw bewijst de beste actrice van deze tijd te zijn.

    Ik kan me voorstellen dat deze film niet voor iedereen is weggelegd. Het is meer Personal Shopper dan The Crown, zeg maar. Abstract en intuïtief. Ook wel eendimensionaal, omdat enkel de meer problematische kanten van Diana's persoonlijkheid worden getoond.

    Speciale lof voor de briljante score van Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead). Een combinatie van modern klassiek (Ligeti en de zijnen zijn nooit ver weg), free jazz en wondermooie lyriek. Deed me sterk denken aan de weergaloze laatste twee platen van Talk Talk.

    9/10

  • Smile Before Death

    Smile Before Death

    ★★★½

    Il sorriso della iena aka Smile Before Death (Silvio Amadio, 1972)

    With over a hundred gialli under my belt, this is one of the more high profile ones that has managed to escape me until now. However, with releases by Austrian label Cineploit as well as Arrow Video, I will now end up with two copies on the shelf. The Cineploit release arrived first, so that is the one I watched.

    What we have here is a very convoluted story…

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  • Cobra Woman

    Cobra Woman

    ★★★★

    In 1993, famous New York avant-garde composer John Zorn wrote a piece about Jack Smith and his film Flaming Creatures in which he reminisced about going to the movies:

    "One of my fondest memories of Jack was when we went together to a double bill of Cobra Woman and Arabian Nights at the Theatre 80 on Saint Marks street. Jack cried through those films, biting his handkerchief and holding his breath while most of the other patrons laughed at the…

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

    Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

    ★★★★

    Mislabeled here on Letterboxd, because this documentary about the making of Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished 1964 film L'enfer was made in 2009, and is a film on its own. Yes, it contains a lot of footage from the original film, but it is first and foremost a documentary on how the film came about, the wild ideas that Clouzot had on how to portray the mental state of his protagonist, how he received carte blanche from the American producers, how he…