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  • Fedora

    Fedora 1978

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2016 2

    Have never got Wilder. Never been a fan of his "classics". This, on the other hand, is the diamond. Elegiac, romantic, reflexive and oh-so-tragic. The key thing that makes it different to the early ones is that the cynicism is in the subtext. One minute I'm thinking of Bonjour Tristesse, then Eyes Without a Face, then Veronika Voss, then Vertigo, then Citizen Kane… Will be making another appointment with this one as soon as it screens in London (so probably 2027).

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jun, 2016

    Funny!!

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 31

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015 7

    Very tempted to click the "I've seen this film before" tab.