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  • Miracle Mile

    Miracle Mile

    ★★★★★

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

    Still to this day the purest expression of chaos I've ever witnessed.

    Every frame is perfect, the performaces (especially a never-better Edwards) are so full of truth and that Tangerine Dream score is soul shatteringly intense.

    Utter masterpiece.

  • Instant Family

    Instant Family

    Julie Hagerty still able to play super straight through the ridiculous around her... or in this case on her own face!

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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    Kristen Stewart is fucking phenomenal in this, especially her closely observed study of anxiety.

    That surely should be enough, but Assayas constructs a beautifully tense, finely-tuned ghost story, with zero reliance on scares and a huge well-spring of emotion, wrapping it all inside enigmatic delivery and carefully placed unobtrusive camera work.

    Sucked me in from the get-go and scarcely let me breathe.

    Incredible.

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober 5.0 Film #9
    1977, USA

    Utterly mesmerising and unique.

    Packs so much into every frame and incites the viewer to bring as much of themselves to each viewing as it does in telling its story.

    Absolute optimal viewing conditions tonight - off a beautifully aged print, in a cinema with an audience who fully appreciates it, with a couple of (very minor) projection flubbs - it became its own entity that was fully contained in the space as a work of art.

    Fucking perfect.