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  • Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill 1980

    Watched 16 Nov, 2015 2

    Other than this being incredibly fun and sexy with some impeccably conceived dream spaces, I spent the first hour or so under the odd assumption that Angelica Huston played the murderer. I was wrong.

  • Cemetery of Splendour

    Cemetery of Splendour 2015

    Watched 10 Nov, 2015

    "Save yourself for a better future."

    Light and dark in a hidden battle. Apichatpong is sooo fucking disciplined that it now borders on absurdity. This is an immensely inviting correspondence between space, stillness, tranquility, past and present that locks you in with its hypnotic openness and treatment of understanding and communication. Colors are intense and striking, ceiling fans are equipped with an undefinable motion and beauty, escalators align harmoniously. I knew this had me for good during a 10-15 minute…

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  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Katherine Waterston's failed attempt to get the lights off in her bedroom by throwing a pillow at the light switch is one of the realest things I've ever seen.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat 2015

    Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    "It's all about if I can get close enough, fast enough."

    There's no trace of the mythic in Mann's contemporary universe, only strict instances of action and reaction swirling around to dizzying effect. The visceral and physical escalation bubbles up to the surface and leaves a lasting, personal mark. Moments of romance are present but brief: Hemsworth's Hathaway surveying his lover's neckline and skin (Claire Denis has mastered this by now), or the same couple holding each other late in…