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  • Tattooed Life

    Tattooed Life

    ★★★★

    Average, but entertaining, for most of its running time but that ending is phenomenal.

  • Beginners

    Beginners

    ★★★★

    This film is just lovely. I love the way Mike Mills uses photographs and stock images in his films. (And the 'this is what x looked like in x year' parts were very appealing to me). I love his use of music, particularly much older songs that wouldn't normally get used in movies. Great performances all around. Very moving and heartwarming.

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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★½

    Honestly one of the most relatable depictions of mental illness I've seen in a movie. There's so much in here that really expresses how I experience depression and anxiety.

    The sense of detachment, then those bursts where you just don't want to, can't, be alone. (When she goes to that diner with her neighbour). How you are followed by fear (here taking the form of the undead man). Those periods where you feel you're not part of the world and/or…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Had to listen to One Mint Julep by The Clovers as soon as I got home. Made me very happy to hear it featured!

    I love when movies leave you feeling a little dazed - a little like you've stepped into another world when you leave the cinema - and this definitely did that for me. Made me look at everything differently, even just for a few hours.

    It is achingly beautiful (visually & otherwise); exquisitely shot (on 16mm) it is…