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  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★★

    What a stunning film. Literally stunning. Initially I wasn't going to rate it because it feels highly manipulative and I wasn't sure if I even liked or hated it. A day later I've realised that highly manipulative is just fine, this is exactly what Varda wanted to say and this is the way she wanted to say it. And the thing she wanted to say was... no, more thinking is required. Polyamory is complicated? Men don't have a clue but…

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★★

    HOW THIS FILM WAS RUINED IN EDITING

    I watched the extended version.

    The first I'd heard of this film was when I came across a youtube video by Sven Pape aka This Guy Edits called How this film was ruined in editing. He watched the director's cut and thought it was a masterpiece then the same night watched the studio cut and was left cold and it seemed much longer even though it was 36min shorter. He then spent weeks…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

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

    HAL'S BIRTHDAY

    For Hal's birthday I thought it would be cool to record the impressions of my kids watching my favourite film for the first time (well cool for me anyway). Lots of what follows is direct quotes, but I didn’t mark quotes. They wanted to use the code names ‘Dylopho’ and ‘Mystic’.

    PART 1

    Dylopho: I thought I did something wrong in putting in the blu ray because of the black screen and the spooky music at the beginning.…

  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★★

    I’m not going to be able to write about this now, because I’m reeling. I know for certain that I’ll watch Carnival of Souls again and again.

    So...mind blown partly because I wrote about half of this in a story when I was a teenager and I definitely hadn’t seen this film. Mind also blown because of literally everything else. The worst thing about it is some bad acting but it actually works incredibly well for the film. How can that be?