Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • F for Fake

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  • Labyrinth

    ★★★½

  • Il Buco

    ★★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★

  • Sofie Hagen: Generation Boyband Fan

    ★★★★

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  • Labyrinth

    Labyrinth

    ★★★½

    And so, Pop Screen's month of David Bowie films comes to a close with this episode, a bumper, bulging, overstuffed pair of white leggings of an episode on Jim Henson's childhood nightmare inducer. I am a bit agnostic about act three - anyone who thinks that the tendency of Hollywood effects movies to descend into a noisy mess of gratuitous action started with Marvel should take a look at this - but the coda returns to the movie's more interesting…

  • Il Buco

    Il Buco

    ★★★★

    Michelangelo Frammartino was one of my big directorial discoveries of the 2010s. When I first saw his film Le quattro volte, it was at a point where I was starting to get tired of the arthouse mannerisms of slow cinema. Then you watch something like Le quattro volte, which is as slow as anything I've ever watched, but also graceful, good-hearted, truly original and genuinely funny. After discovering him, I became worried we'd lost him, but after a decade of…

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  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    Too often, when we wonder who the Greatest Living Englishman is, we forget that Nick Park asked Dreamworks for thirty million dollars to make an internationally-released feature-length film about marrow-growing contests in Lancashire and they said yes.

  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★½

    I was going to add a caveat to this review, to say that perhaps it wasn't a 4.5 film, but if you're queer, or if you're from one of those towns - you know, the ones with shops that you've never seen without the shutters down, the ones whose people are said to be "workshy" by people on TV despite the fact that some of the older residents still have scars on their head that they got from literally, physically…