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  • Being There

    Being There

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wild that those beautiful final moments are followed by a blooper reel.

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★½

    Just read the reviews, and wow! This is a divisive film, then?

    For the record, I’m on the side of thinking this is fucking great; it looks divine; Portman is at her best; and above all, that score is sensational.

    Will now aim to continue my Larrain deep dive...

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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    In Schrader's writing on transcendental style in film, he says of Ozu/Dreyer/Bresson that their work is linked through a common dramatic language, which expresses a spiritual state. They achieve this, he posits, through austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and through editing that avoids editorial comment. For me, SILENCE is transcendental cinema -- which reaches an almost spiritual realm in its depiction of faith, torture and apostasy -- but it doesn't fit Schrader's definition of transcendental style in film; instead…

  • Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    The things you fucking do when you’re a parent.