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  • Suspiria
  • The Black Cat
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • Things to Come

    ★★★★

  • Floating Weeds

    ★★½

  • Orgies of Edo

    ★★★½

  • Ganja & Hess

    ★★★

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  • Things to Come

    Things to Come

    ★★★★

    Watching this again and Isabelle Huppert is wonderful, she was about sixty when she made this film and also then the amazing of Elle, the same year by Paul Verhoeven and she has made on another 20 years since.
    19 September 2016
    This is the first of the half dozen films Mia Hansen-Love has made that I have seen and I'm impressed. Helped enormously by the powerful and ever convincing central performance of the wonderful Isabelle Huppert, this is a…

  • Floating Weeds

    Floating Weeds

    ★★½

    Shame this couldn't have been filmed on location and that the acting travelling troupe had to the same people acting in the same way.

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★★

    This is a profound and engrossing film. Peter Strickland is clearly less a fan of cinema than a fanatic for film and there is a difference. He believes that film does not depict reality but is a reproduction of reality and therein lies his fascination. He is excited by this process and through his films similarly excites us. In this film, ostensibly about a couple of ladies living out a BDSM relationship in a rambling old mansion, his filmic inspiration…

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

    Strip Nude for Your Killer

    ★★★★

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…