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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★★½

    52 films by women [2021 edition] - 27/52

    It's the sounds that get me. Ambient humming permeates the whole thing, creating a baseline that a viewer quickly acclimates towards. A near-total absence of music save for two very pointed instances of switching on a radio only to switch it off again within a matter of minutes. A similar lack of dialogue to emphasise Jeanne's isolation from other people, made all the worse when the few conversations that do take place…

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★★★

    Scavenger Hunt #75
    - A film with production design by the person who did your favourite production design [Lawrence G. Paull]

    When determining the most cynical film John Carpenter ever made, one could certainly point to the perpetually downbeat body horror of The Thing or the anti-capitalist screed of They Live (you could even go to bat for the weary send-off to cinema that is Cigarette Burns), but part of me wonders if it might just be Escape From L.A..…

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  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★½

    It seems fitting that I first thought this was inferior to Sunrise but as I get closer to being the same age as Jesse and Celine are in this one I start to appreciate it a bit more and see it as being virtually equal for managing to mix up the established capacity for extended dialogue about whatever subjects come to mind but also in examining a belated aftermath to the original's whirlwind romance, adding an appreciable layer of maturity…

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★½

    The 6th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge 2020-21
    Week 1: September 7th-13th
    Popular Quality Week
    This week's challenge is to watch the most popular film you haven't seen from the Letterboxd Top 250.

    Haven't done a Letterboxd challenge before and I could barely ask for a better way to start one than this. Not without its easy points of reference (Fanny and Alexander being the obvious one thanks to the year-long structure and focus on family) but still feels very much…