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  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★

    The bus scene is great. The whole thing is amazingly photographed. I don't really care about anything else, especially that it stuffs an entire third act into four minutes at the end (presumably at the behest of the Code).

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★★

    Rosalind Russell gives possibly the best film performance ever? And she makes it look so effortless.

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  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★★½

    Further evidence of 1975 being the best year ever. Despite watching this on YouTube from a source that I can only assume was a bad VHS copy with English subtitles, the electricity of life surges off the screen.

    If this were set in the UK in the same time period and with mostly the same plot, there's a large chance I would hate the kitchen sink melodrama of everything. But those are my biases talking. The Filipino setting takes me…

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★★★★

    #22 of LFF 2016. Started my last festival day with a bang. Literally. This is just breathtaking. Formally magnificent, edited to perfection. I'll never think of 'Whip My Hair', 'My Way' and 'Call Me' in the same way again.