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.
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…