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  • Man Bites Dog
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  • Blood and Black Lace

    ★★½

  • The Hunger

    ★★

  • Vanishing Point

    ★★★

  • One Hamlet Less

    ★★★½

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  • Céline and Julie Go Boating

    Céline and Julie Go Boating

    ★★★★½

    A film of an undeniable, almost unmatched iridescent quality. It takes this iridescence and wraps it around its ever-present shapeshifting nature. A film obsessed with transformation. Blending transparent watercolor into opaque oiled impasto, poetry into prose, past into future, and future into past. Rivette's direction is sublime, handling each perfumy sketch with utmost care and artistry. His ability to draw parallels and crunch them up in the same moment is a sight to see. A deadset goal to bend time…

  • The Lair of the White Worm

    The Lair of the White Worm

    ★★★★

    Ken Russell's completely perfect sense of comedic timing is used to its fullest potential in this batshit moshpit of religion, slithering tongues, Romans, and Hugh Grant swinging a giant reptile conquering sword. The same comedic timing is used to enhance scenes in different contexts, suiting itself to a scene instead of making the experience distracting. The campy and flamboyant, authentically British style of theatricality is sprinkled throughout the film, often emerging into the foreground, while at other times lurking in…

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