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  • Eraserhead
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Dashcam

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  • Gasoline Alley

    Gasoline Alley

    "From its pulpy title to its stylised neon lighting, and from its hard-boiled dialogue to its many scenes of contemplative smoking, Gasoline Alley is a noir (of the neo– variety), and more specifically it feels like a spiritual successor to the Nineties run of Elmore Leonard adaptations like Barry Sonnenfeld’s Get Shorty (1995), Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997) and Steven Soderbergh’s Out Of Sight (1998). Once again we have a capable, cool character speaking in laconic lines, operating on the…

  • Dashcam

    Dashcam

    "The very real tensions with which Savage is working are the polarised politics of the Anglosphere, but if Annie is top troll here, there are other, somewhat more conventional monsters waiting to pounce from the shadows, bringing to life the darkest, craziest conspiracy theories to be found in Annie’s (live)stream of consciousness. So, along with Dasha Nekrasova’s The Scary of Sixty-First (2021), Dashcam becomes part of a new QAnon canon, putting us in the back seat of its paranoid heroine’s…

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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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  • Li'l Quinquin

    Li'l Quinquin

    First published by Little White Lies

    "Let's roll!" declares bungling, twitching Commandant Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost), of the National Police, as he and his partner Lieutenant Carpentier (Philippe Jore) investigate the grisly discovery of human remains inside a dead cow laid out in an old, barely accessible war bunker. Yet with ever more corpses emerging, the mobility implicit in Van der Weyden's catchphrase contrasts with Carpentier's habit of making seven-point turns or driving in circles. This undynamic duo, much…