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  • God's Own Country

    God's Own Country


    Featuring two of the best sex scenes I've seen onscreen in some time, for very different reasons that—taken together—anchor the movie's take on sexuality and sensuality. One is a rough-and-tumble roll through muddy fields that's vividly *hot*, speaking to the voracious desire that comes of wants unfulfilled and the animalistic thrill of the discovery of another's coveted body, and the reciprocity of that desire. It's immensely physical, trading on Lee's impressive ability to render his characters and their internal lives…

  • A Month in Thailand

    A Month in Thailand


    Perfectly passable snapshot of millennial malaise of the grass is always greener variety drives itself slowly but steadily off a cliff as a less than nuanced approached to its leading ladies undermines whatever inherent critiques its makers might claim. It is very Romanian, and very straight white male.

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void


    Certain films you love because they touch you personally. Others you love because they tell a story so gripping you feel part of it yourself. Some you love for their part in shaping you as a cinephile, even as a person. Then there are the handful of films you love simply because you must love: because they represent so bold an authorial vision, so striking a view of the world, so wholly unique a perspective on life through cinema, that…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies


    Why do I hold Werckmeister Harmonies aloft as the greatest film I have ever seen? A huge part of it, admittedly, and the thing that makes me think it will remain my favourite film to the day I die, is its profound personal relevance. I first saw the film about 5 years ago now, at a time when my interest in cinema was in the very very earliest stages of blossoming. It blew me away. Takes that long, images that…