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  • Johnny Guitar
  • Brief Encounter
  • Multiple Maniacs
  • Born in Flames

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  • Young Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Went Fine

    ★★★

  • The Haunted House

    ★★★★½

  • The Awful Dr. Orlof

    ★★★½

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  • Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    This is what you get when you assemble a true dream cast of some of the funniest people to have walked the face of this earth and give them a script that is completely worthy of their time. It's a film of immortal characters saying immortal lines, with Brooks helming it beautifully so that the final product is a feast for the eyes as much as it's a feast for the soul. Certainly, the Brooks style can be a bit…

  • Everything Went Fine

    Everything Went Fine

    ★★★

    This was... good. Ozon handles the delicate topic of assisted suicide with requisite grace, while both Sophie Marceau and André Dussollier offer up incredibly moving and restrained performances. I think the main issue here is that the script sits in one register for most of the runtime and doesn't shift beyond the message of being compassionate towards those suffering from ill-health. Sometimes there is an advantage in keeping things simple, but I think here Ozon could have offered something more…

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  • Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer

    ★★★★

    Even though the concept here isn’t entirely novel, and the music-videos-as-memories conceit lacks a certain cohesiveness in order to make this film truly stand on its own, the whole vibe of this “emotion picture” is so uniquely Janelle’s that I was still mesmerized by it all. Every song, every lyric, every choreographic choice, every colour and costume is a different personal statement that reveals a new facet of her incandescent soul, and it streams out to us in such gloriously…

  • What Will People Say

    What Will People Say

    ★★★★

    When this film ended, I must admit, I had to take a little walk and clear my head. So many images were unremittingly flickering through my mind, all of them surrounding the film’s central character and the trials she endured simply because she was raised in a culture that was unsuited to her temperament. I would venture to call this a horror film, because it shook me as much as (if not more than) anything supernatural ever could. The terrors…