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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Mad Max 2
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Kingdom of Heaven

    ★★★★★

  • Censor

    ★★★★

  • The Crime of the Century

    ★★★★

  • Priest of Love

    ★★★★

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  • Letter from Paris

    Letter from Paris

    ★★★

    Tonight’s first film was Walerian Borowcyzk’s short, Letter from Paris (1976). Unlike anything else I’ve seen from the director, animated shorts or features, it’s a city documentary with cacophonous and unrelenting sound - the incessant din of Paris - and images constantly on the go (I really liked how the editing matched the energy of the streets - busy, busy, busy). Maybe a bit much for 40 mins, but I was captivated by it.

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★

    I really enjoyed the Black Christmas (2019) reboot. Firstly, it isn't a slasher. It's a revenge fantasy reimagining. Imogen Poots is excellent in the lead and her storyline - the serious one amid the Buffy style plot involving misogynistic frat bros worshipping a black magician on campus - I found poignant, sensitively handled and haunting. It got trashed on release, dismissed as a woke rant and because it cut out traditional blood and guts, though there's some well mounted suspense…

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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    Gaspar Noé is back on form with a movie that's like Pasolini's Salò set at the discotheque, with increasingly mad dance moves choreographed by Spike Jonze's character in the Praise You music vid. It's intense as fuck and an aesthetic marvel.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    Like a fashion shoot directed by Count Dracula. Bloody, intoxicating, unique.