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  • Science Friction

    Science Friction

    ★★★★

    I've never seen any of Vanderbeek's work until now and I loved it! I can certainly see the influence he had on Terry Gilliam and his work with Monty Python. Only 10 minutes long but a wild ride!

  • Ophelia

    Ophelia

    ★★★½

    I liked this a lot more than I thought I would, based on reviews I read when it was first released. Not perfect by any means, but Daisy Ridley is very good in the titular role and George MacKay makes everything better!

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  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    Au Revoir les Enfants

    ★★★★★

    Five stars all the way. A relatively simple story, beautifully told, with glorious performances from the mostly young cast. Easily my favourite Louis Malle movie.

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    ★★★½

    I'd heard mixed things about this film but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It's a difficult thing to film something as visceral as Suskind's novel, so deeply reliant on descriptions of smells and interior life. The opening act reflects this struggle but as the movie gained momentum, I found myself bound up in the intense alienation of Grenouille and his obsession with the ultimate scent.