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  • Big Night
  • Carol
  • Local Hero
  • Bound

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  • Smiley Face

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  • Desperately Seeking Susan

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  • The Daytrippers

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  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

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    "You didn't invent my sadness"

    This is the film that C'mon C'mon wishes it was. Cรฉline Sciamma doesn't need intellectual posturing or a smug display of artistic self-indulgence to get across her point. She is able to navigate enormous, weighty topics in the smallest, most intimate of ways. This poignant minimalism is at the heart of every one of her films and never has it been more effective than here, her most stripped-back film to date.

    Framing first and second-handโ€ฆ

  • Spencer

    Spencer

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    A claustrophobic chamber piece. A psychological horror. An unconventional haunted house tale. All things that you wouldn't expect from a film about Princess Diana but then we've come to expect the unexpected from a Pablo Larraรญn biopic.

    Once again blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Larraรญn gets under your skin by breaking down our own perceived reality to show the hidden reality of his subject. Distant yet astonishingly intimate, he builds up a solid artifice only to knock itโ€ฆ

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  • Smiley Face

    Smiley Face

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    Only Gregg Araki could make me watch a stoner movie on a Monday night while stone-cold sober. Everyone in this is pitch-perfect.

  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    Desperately Seeking Susan

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    Hard to give this a truly objective rating as it's so extremely my shit. Late night luminescence. Neon lights reflecting in the rain. A soundtrack both of its time and utterly timeless. Two strong female leads with agency. Skinny male love interest! I'd always had this pinned as a quickfire screwball comedy caper but turns out it's happy to luxuriate in the 80s-ness of it all. Gotta work through the rest of Seidelman's filmography now. All hail Tubi!

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  • Dune

    Dune

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    Having just recently finished the book, this was my first foray into Dune on screen and what a feast for the eyes it was. Visually stunning, even at its most bleak and forboding. I legit welled up during the sandworm harvester scene because it was so well crafted I couldn't believe what I was watching. The scale of it all. The detail in the design. It's a jawdropping feat of filmmaking.

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

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    It's little wonder the Presley estate refused to licence the music for this film; Coppola pulls no punches, portraying the man without perpetuating the myth. Yet the absence of Elvis' music also works in its favour, creating a void for the viewer that becomes emblematic of Priscilla's growing detachment, isolation, and loss of self. A void that is filled so deeply by an achingly poignant performance from Cailee Spaeny and a surprisingly nuanced turn from Jacob Elordi.

    Heart-wrenchingly thoughtful inโ€ฆ