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  • Duelle

    ★★★★½

  • The Coward

    ★★★½

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★★½

  • Sleepy Hollow

    ★★★½

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  • Duelle

    Duelle

    ★★★★½

    Letterboxd Season Challenge (2020-2021)
    Week 13: Lesbian Stories Week
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    I can't say that I understood much of this film, even less than Celine an Julie Go Boating, but I absolutely adored every second. It was entrancing.

    I didn't notice any lesbian stories, overt or otherwise but it was in the challenge list. There was some flirting and lots of awesome, extremely memorable female characters looking incredible and very 1970s, two of whom are goddesses.

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★★½

    This never loses its magic for me. The going round The Cape sequence will forever make my heart pound. And the violin and cello duets of the Captain and ship's doctor make me swoon. The world has really lost something in that this didn't become a franchise. There are about 20 Captain Jack Aubrey books to get scripts from.

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  • Along the Coast

    Along the Coast

    ★★★★½

    This short by Agnes Varda about the French Riviera has got to be the coolest, most artistic tourist advertisement ever. And it works too. I now desperately want to go to 1958 Cannes.

  • Zazie dans le Métro

    Zazie dans le Métro

    ★★★★½

    Looney Tunes x Tati x fun Godard + Demy's parrot + je ne sais quoi = Zanzie dans le Metro. It's completely bonkers and unrelenting. Surely it's the pinnacle of whatever the hell it is.

    Pauline Kael said it was a big hit in France and a miss in the US. It's 'almost demonic in its inventiveness' and one critic said 'there's something not quite innocent or healthy' about it. There's definitely a disconcerting, unwholesome undercurrent and I can't decide…