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  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★

    Practically killed my sleep schedule trying to finish this last night, but that’s all OK. It was great - managed to find the 149 minute version, not the director's cut, but I need to check it out. Family friendly movie!

    Wasn’t fond of a lot of the initial setup, the movie drags a little towards the end, and some of the dialogue is a bit of a stretch (I was going 'No one would say that!'. Due to Lonergan's history…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★★

    'Joe, wake up. It’s a beautiful day.'

    I don’t really know where to begin with this, and even how to talk about it yet. It’s one of those pieces of art that you really just have to observe - and I know that sounds uniquely pretentious - but the furious nature of this movie, both in subject and execution, doesn’t really lend itself any other way. Greenwood is phenomenal and Phoenix is even better. I’m still struggling with it, and…

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  • Les Solitudes

    Les Solitudes

    ★★★

    Thinking about how funny ‘I’m a fucking red bear' was, how much serotonin this gave me, and how much I would like Haenel to shoot me dead with a 12 gauge. You know, normal stuff.

    Ahem, anyway.

    Also thinking about how this may be used to reflect Adele's personality, both on- and off-screen. I’m under the assumption that this was used to mirror her personally, considering that Haenel introduced herself at the beginning of the short. If so, this gets some stuff…

  • Minding the Gap

    Minding the Gap

    ★★★★½

    'What did you get out of [the documentary]?'
    'Free therapy, I guess'.

    Strongly focused, emotional exploration of friendship around inherited familial scars, race, economic recovery - and a phenomenal exploration of how all these factors intersect. I’m always loving the whole 'docu-drama' style, and this is exemplary.