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  • Penda's Fen

    Penda's Fen 1974

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    "Combining rites of passage with state of the nation, Penda’s Fen is staggering in its richness and ambition, and without precedent for the way that it undermines and queers its own idyll of 20th century England."
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  • Ritual

    Ritual 2012

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    "the narrative landscape is peppered with signposts all too recognisable from the slasher, the survival thriller and The Most Dangerous Game, but mapped out in a disorienting manner that makes it all too easy to lose one’s bearings."
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  • Nymphomaniac

    Nymphomaniac 2013

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    review from Film4 (slightly altered)
    www.film4.com/reviews/2013/nymphomaniac

    Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.

    Review:
    "Fill all my holes, please."
    It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…

  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People 2015

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    First published by Vérité

    "So this is the basement. It's for killing people or raping animals," jokes Christian (Evan Dumouchel). "Why am I showing this to you?"

    Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews) has just arrived unexpectedly in New York, so Christian is giving his old schoolfriend a tour of the apartment, including the rooftop space and downstairs storeroom, which until recently, Christian had shared with his girlfriend Kat. If Christian is feeling lonely and a bit lost, so too is Wyatt, having…