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  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    Todd Haynes’ career as filmmaker has always been predicated his balancing of the seemingly diametrically opposed realms of intellectualism and emotionalism. His modus operandi is partly formed from the 1950s glossy women’s pictures-cum-societal indictments of Hollywood director Douglas Sirk, whether directly referencing the German emigre's form as well as themes in the Sirk homage Far From Heaven (2002) or building upon the themes of the marginalization of women in American society in Safe (1995) or Mildred Pierce (2011). His latest…

  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill 2006

    ★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2016

    Promising start quickly dissipates into ashy thin air. WARNING: contains barbed-wire hysterectomy

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  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves 1956

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Dec, 2013

    Underseen prime Aldrich that predates MARNIE and VERTIGO in which the suspense is made from working through human trauma. Noirish shadows and Aldrich's fractured mise-en-scene reflects its protagonists' psyches.

  • Weekend

    Weekend 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    If I hear the term "post-gay" one more time...