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  • The Worst Person in the World

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  • Goodnight Mommy

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  • I'm So Excited!

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  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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    Pretty much pitch perfect in every conceivable way, from the performances and the direction to the atmosphere and wonderous scoring, though it was the unexpectedly moving ending that suddenly sealed the deal for me as an all time favourite, a denouement of such extraordinary romanticism that I'll happily admit caught me off guard, this light-hearted comedy fantasy with such a daft premise had quietly disarmed all my critical faculties and rendered me a blubbering mess.

    Non-horror ghost stories had already…

  • Platform

    Platform

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    Zhangke has described Platform as a weight on his heart that if he didn't remove he wouldn't be able to do anything else, a film so epic in scope that it couldn't be his feature debut as intended, but instead became a sophomore effort and his magnum opus.

    Spanning a tumultuous decade that begins in 1979, the film follows the lives of a group of young people during China's Cultural Revolution, a generation swept up by changes so drastic that…

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

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    'I don’t want to be a memory for you. I don’t want to be a voice in your head. I don’t want to live on through my art. I want to live in my flat. I want to live… I want to live in my flat with you.'

    Trier concludes his multi-decade spanning Oslo trilogy with another life-affirming odyssey through millennial angst and existential crises, his cinematic language as fresh, modern and creative as ever in charting the utter chaos…

  • Goodnight Mommy

    Goodnight Mommy

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    Every film made these days is inevitably compared to something else by movie fans eager to put their knowledge to use and create cinematic linksβ€”the horror genre seems particularly susceptible to this and it's difficult to view Goodnight Mommy without seeing flashes of Philip Ridley's The Reflecting Skin as well as numerous other facial disfigurement chillers, from Eyes Without a Face and The Face of Another to The Skin I Live In, works by filmmakers eager to capitalise on the…

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  • Antoine and Colette

    Antoine and Colette

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    Friendzone: New Wave edition.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

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    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…