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  • Imitation Girl

    Imitation Girl

    "as a portrait of female identity, in all its hopes and disappointments, joys and sorrows, Imitation Girl inspires a shudderingly sublime sense of awe that is not ultimately defined by male desires and demands."
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  • Dhogs

    Dhogs

    "By the end, in this chilling Haneke-esque experiment from first-time writer/director Andrés Goteira, voyeurism dictates everything, and all of Álex’s agency and self-determination prove subject to the perverse whims of several male gazes, even as gender itself proves a fluid ‘skin’ in a game of accusingly unpleasant spectatorship. The harrowing impact on the viewer is Irréversible."
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  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People

    "...down in the basement the film's dual status as indie buddy movie and psychological horror converges into one. This climactic sequence, unbearably tense but also profoundly moving, takes friendship to its outer limits, while presenting the most alarming aspects of mental illness in the most sympathetic of lights."
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  • Nymphomaniac

    Nymphomaniac

    review from Film4 (slightly altered)
    www.film4.com/reviews/2013/nymphomaniac

    Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.

    Review:
    "Fill all my holes, please."
    It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…