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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…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Flying to Melbourne to see this at MIFF on my birthday was the best idea I’ve had at least all year. What better gift could I give myself than the sight of Armie Hammer in billowy shirts and short shorts, cycling around the Italian countryside? Except, perhaps, Armie Hammer dancing to Psychedelic Furs – I never knew that was something I needed to see, but, oh, how I needed to!

    In all seriousness (well, I am serious about Armie in…

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  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★★

    I love the ending of the director's cut so much. I love seeing these maniacal plants wreak mayhem and chaos on the world. It's so beautifully filmed and Audrey II is one of the most gorgeous puppets ever.

    Happy Halloween!

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★½

    Great performances but I felt a little detached, emotionally. I was worried it was just me until I saw a couple other reviews that mentioned the same thing (am (probably) not being consumed by apathy! Huzzah!).

    I'm not sure what it is, exactly, that stopped me from feeling that deeper emotional connection. I was certainly moved by some moments, mostly, perhaps not surprisingly, between Carell and Chalamet. But, unlike the friend I saw it with, I didn't find myself sobbing…

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  • 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…

  • Love Songs

    Love Songs

    ★★★★

    "Love me less, but love me a long time."