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  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Persona
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Lighthouse

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  • Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

  • The Lobster

    ★★★

  • Donnie Darko

    ★★★★½

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    In the exact middle of the film, there is an uncomfortably long scene of just Cleo walking down the street. The camera switches between shots of Cleo, visibly self-conscious and fiddling with her hair, and those that pass her by on the street, all unabashedly staring at the camera, as if we the audience have taken her place. Interspersed with shots of Cleo and her onlookers are snippets of the bizarrely morbid street performer seen earlier swallowing whole frogs.

    I…

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    ★★★★★

    Only Bette Davis can terrify an audience with just her eyeliner

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    This movie was simultaneously hilariously dated (that lil tutorial on how to open webpages on a Macintosh??) and one of the most pertinent commentaries on modern internet culture I have seen in a long time. Kon’s choice to use the internet as the means through which the male gaze operates just goes to show that he really had his finger on the pulse.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    Titan! to whose immortal eyes 
             The sufferings of mortality, 
             Seen in their sad reality, 
    Were not as things that gods despise; 
    What was thy pity's recompense? 
    A silent suffering, and intense; 
    The rock, the vulture, and the chain, 
    All that the proud can feel of pain, 
    The agony they do not show, 
    The suffocating sense of woe, 
             Which speaks but in its loneliness, 
    And then is jealous lest…

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