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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

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    "The one thing of value my father ever gave me was pain. And you wanna take that away from me?"
    "Can I?"

    A confident but not brash, poetic but raw, beautiful but harsh, dreamy but brutally honest film, I just loved Honey Boy through every single frame. This is the kind of film that makes me love cinema so much. There's so much truth here, you can feel it. Tiny details like the therapist's almost imperceptible smile ("you"), a cameo…

  • Bliss

    Bliss

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    "You have three days. Don't fuck me, Donahue. You know what happens when you fuck me?"
    "Nobody cums?"

    Physically, tonally, Bliss is like the result of an orgy between Julia Ducournau's Raw, Gaspar NoΓ©'s Climax and David Cronenberg's Rabid. Stunningly shot on film, preserving beautiful grain and stock faults, it's a massively expressive, propulsive, vampiric horror film with a superlative lead performance. It's also an assault on the senses - you can practically smell the blood, piss, puke, spunk, poppers, paint - and the dizzying, drunk camerawork is basically a character in itself.

    A neon nightmare, a blood-splattered fever dream. Bliss is fucking exceptional.

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  • My Favorite Wife

    My Favorite Wife

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    Cary Grant drying his hands on Randolph Scott's dressing gown is one of the horniest actions I've ever seen. Even if you don't know their real life history, the chemistry between them is the real attraction here (the film is also, genuinely, struck through with a fascinating queer subtext, intentional or not). My Favorite Wife is a breezy, funny screwball comedy with great performances (though pity poor Gail Patrick's rather one dimensional character). The touching ending is a surprise given…

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Arsenic and Old Lace

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    - From here in, you're on your own.

    Cary Grant as I've never seen him before in this broad, hysterical farce filled with gallows humour and delicious comic timing. Grant goes through a million and a half facial expressions at the center of several consecutive potential disasters; witnessing him trying to control the chaos is an absolute - if stress-inducing joy. (Seeing him dishevelled and sweaty whilst gagged and tied to a chair for an extended sequence was also not…

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  • Daniel Isn't Real

    Daniel Isn't Real

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    "Mom, what happened to the mirror?"
    "Ha ha! I didn't like what I saw!"

    Confident, assured low budget indie horror (one of a slew that the wonderful Elijah Wood co-produced). It takes its initial concept - based on a book I've not read - and twists it in surprising and continually effective and evolving ways. Performances are impressive, especially Miles Robbins in the lead of Luke, and the technical aspects are all excellent. My one disappointment is I'd somehow got…

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

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    Stunningly cinematic documentary which really pushes the form with fantastic uses of split screen, sound design, even use of titles/font. It made me wish I'd seen it at the cinema properly projected, because it's technically masterful. I would say however, I didn't find it especially gripping or involving which surprised me, and I also think that the (criminally underrated) narrative feature First Man tells the story better on a textual level (and certainly on a human one, though the two films obviously have very different intentions and aspitations).