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  • Le Trou

    Le Trou

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Seeing that shot, through the makeshift periscope, of all the guards standing outside of the cell, nearly caused me to have a heart attack. The blunt realization that everything up until that point was in vain, the genuine betrayal that came as a result, completely blindsided me.

    Le Trou has all the tension, beauty, and meticulous planning of Bresson's A Man Escaped, but it also adds that human factor that was missing for me. It's incredibly interesting to see the…

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    ★★★½

    This is certainly a bit bloated and I agree that it lacks some nuance and much-needed tonal changes, but it's hard to deny the visceral impact that this film has. When something is so determined, direct, and unyielding, it forces you to give your utmost attention to the story being shown on screen. And while the dialogue might not be the hero of the moment, it does escape some of the predictable cheese that you come to expect from war-related…

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  • 365 Days

    365 Days

    ½

    Embarrassing to even log this. Possibly the worst thing I’ve seen in my entire life. Don’t watch this even if it’s two am and your friends are forcing you to.

  • Divines

    Divines

    ★★★½

    A hidden French gem, Divines is an intense take on the gritty crime drama. It flips the genre on its head by reversing the genders. The protagonists are girls as well as the idol/villain. The main love interest is a man, seen through a female gaze: a ballet dancer often shown in objectified positions. All of this adds a much needed freshness and uniqueness, especially when set in the suburbs with mainly people of colour. 

    Other genre staples found in this film…