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  • 20th Century Women
  • La JetΓ©e
  • Heart of a Dog
  • Lake Mungo

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  • Encanto

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  • Memoria

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  • Nightmare Alley

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  • Heart of a Dog

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

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    I’m so grateful to be alive the same time as Weerasethakul. No one is making films like him and this is no exception.

    Words fail me to describe how hauntingly spellbinding and immersive this film is. It’s something truly special that deserves to be held in regard amidst this current climate of cinema.

    It’s gonna linger with me for a long time.

  • Heart of a Dog

    Heart of a Dog

    I’ve seen three ghosts in my life now.

    Something just feels special about this film.

    It’s haunting in its themes and contemplations, but it’s strangely comforting. It’s a realm of possibilities through which the mind wanders with grace, stopping to ponder about that memory, that paragraph, that observation.

    Death is often composed entirely within the perspective of the self, hardly ever looking outward to how it affects the person or creature who is gone. We hold onto to theories and…

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

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    Watching this after the incredible high of Memoria was a bad idea considering the filmmaking on display here is just so dull and generic, and it relies on a pretty sheen to hide it.

    It’s becoming painfully obvious Disney Animation is sticking to their guns with maintaining the same story beats and and simplistic narrative resolution in their recent films. Not to mention characters becoming mere cut outs with the same core conflicts.

    A real shame as there was the…

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

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    I think this is damn near perfect as films come about being alive and having people in your life as you face uncertainty across the generation gap.

    I laughed. I cried. A lot. And in the end I just hugged my Mum and felt grateful to have her in my life and that whatever the future holds for us on our separate journeys, we’re gonna be alright.

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  • The House

    The House

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    Nothing too remarkable or groundbreaking but it’s varied enough in exploring the anxieties regarding our personal and material connection to a home.

    Felt the last chapter was the most emotionally potent, with the first starting out with enough menace only to fizzle out with its climax and the second was probably the most interesting but hard to truly make sense of.

    That being said, the animation is phenomenal and a wonderful testament to the strange tangibility of stop-motion. It’s truly timeless stuff on display here.

    Houses are strange beasts. Our emotions towards them, even more so.

  • High Ground

    High Ground

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    Unfortunately quite disappointed by this film after such a promising trailer. Some solid performances sadly wasted on an unfocused script, and uninspired direction.

    The cinematography and editing were also at constant odds with each other.Β Very obviously trying to replicate Malick but it could have worked if they committed to it and let it be more loose and lyrical in its structure, instead of resorting to standard editing fare.

    The cast did the best with what they had but sadly it couldn’t elevate the underwhelming character work or provide emotional weight when it was alluded to.