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Needle - Gillies MacKinnon (1990)
Needle paints a harrowing picture of a Liverpool overrun by drugs, charting a young man’s nightmarish descent into intravenous heroin use and AIDS and a police and political leadership incapable of the imagination or courage necessary to respond to the drug problem.
This is what Requiem for a Dream would have been if it was built on actual experiences of reality.
Raw as raw, and very effectively stylised.
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Pretend That You Love Me (2020) - Joel Haver
Joel attempts to find a romantic connection while in the development of his next film, all the while dealing with his health and other personal issues.
It's almost impossible to review this without spoiling it. It's a meta-study of grief, and longing delivered with real felt humour and playful storytelling which can knock you on your ass at the drop of a hat and leave you broken.
A phenomenal study of the human heart.
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