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  • A Month in Thailand

    A Month in Thailand

    ★★½

    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.

  • Stonewall

    Stonewall

    ★★

    Might already have seemed dated at the time of Stonewall, with its grittily sensationalised image of gay life and culture. How someone queer could watch this and not be deeply sceptical I'm not sure, much much much less actually make it. Just imagine being this tone-deaf.

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★★★★½

    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…