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  • Lava

    Lava 2014

    ★★½ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2015

    Oh, I heat this nonsense.

  • Far from Heaven

    Far from Heaven 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2015 2

    Much as I might have been moved by the end to the point where flood warnings have now been issued across Cork, I'm not entirely sure Haynes is well-served by operating in any register other than his own. As I remarked of Safe to the friend who finally pushed me to get a grip on my life and watch it, it's as if Lynch remade Sirk, only nothing like that at all; Haynes has the capacity to press along on…

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void 2009

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2012 20

    Certain films you love because they touch you personally. Others you love because they tell a story so gripping you feel part of it yourself. Some you love for their part in shaping you as a cinephile, even as a person. Then there are the handful of films you love simply because you must love: because they represent so bold an authorial vision, so striking a view of the world, so wholly unique a perspective on life through cinema, that…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies 2000

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Sep, 2012 14

    Why do I hold Werckmeister Harmonies aloft as the greatest film I have ever seen? A huge part of it, admittedly, and the thing that makes me think it will remain my favourite film to the day I die, is its profound personal relevance. I first saw the film about 5 years ago now, at a time when my interest in cinema was in the very very earliest stages of blossoming. It blew me away. Takes that long, images that…