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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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  • Emma.

    Emma.

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Overall more of a 3 1/2 star affair for me but there were a few things that made me decide to give it 4 stars (well, a few scenes and the fact that my ratings system is complete nonsense).

    So, the scenes:

    Emma and Mr Knightley's dance! It's an absolutely gorgeous scene. Their slow realisation is done so beautifully and the HAND TOUCHING! Fetch the fainting couch and/or the smelling salts. The way Emma holds onto his hand just a…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★½

    As with Parasite, this isn't a review (as I've nothing to say) but I wanted future me to be able to remember that the dancing scene reminded me of this scene from the 2015 adaptation of And Then There Were None. (And if I make a private note on my phone, or something, I'll only lose it).

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  • Love Songs

    Love Songs

    ★★★★

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

  • 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…