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  • The Hart of London

    The Hart of London

    “You have to be very careful...”

    My favourite film that I have seen from Canada, and by some distance, and a profound pain and joy to revisit, always.

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    Rewatching on BBC Two. It’s been about six years since I last saw it, and while it is far from being one of my favourite Hitch’s, it just reaffirms my love of cinema itself, reminding me why I fell in love with it in the first place, and of course, renders me in paroxysmal awe of Hitch’s mastery and craft. When it comes to cinema as art-cum-entertainment, nobody has ever come close.

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  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

    For anybody who wishes to see Sleep Has Her House (or wants to simply own a copy) it can now be purchased as a Blu-Ray quality digital file (16GB) from my website: https://scottbarley.com/store

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    Language, you are, in all your beauty, so inadequate, so incapable of expressing what this film did for — and to — me.

    After being in a oneiric state of true awe for 144 minutes, with the final shot of the film, I surrendered something within me. That’s what it felt like. Something was released, forced out of my chest, and I saw it rise, and I saw my body turn black, charred and withered, like a dead tree. Then…