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  • What Did Jack Do?

    What Did Jack Do?

    ★★★★

    It really surprises me that so few people realise how funny Lynch is. 

    This film is him interviewing a capuchin monkey, with dialogue entirely formed of noire cliches. Flippancy aside, his late period has its clear distinctive style and ethos. 

    Happy birthday, genius!

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Quite intense. 

    If Murnau adapted Lovecraft’s Shadows over Innsmouth and relocated it to a lighthouse with plenty of swearing and wanking, it would be this. 

    Of course, the thing looks, sounds, and is acted, great.

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    Really well-made drama, heartbreaking stuff. The direction is imaginative but not intrusive, and Jesus Christ, Adam Driver can act.

    It’s a moving, surprisingly funny in places, film with something to say about breakups that’s universal, despite the two central characters’ privilege.

  • Hail Satan?

    Hail Satan?

    ★★★★

    These guys are fun, and they have a point. And this doco is the same, and it’s incredibly well made. 

    There are some issues, but those are for discussion. Like the church of Satan itself, this isn’t what you think it is.