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  • The Draughtsman's Contract
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Mirror

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  • Hold Me Tight

    ★★★★

  • Gates of the Night

    ★★★★

  • Incredible But True

    ★★½

  • She Will

    ★★★

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  • Hold Me Tight

    Hold Me Tight

    ★★★★

    An intriguing narrative about leaning how to leave behind those who you loved in order to carry on living. Rameau's Gavotte et Doubles - one of the great pieces of French 18th century keyboard music in which complexity builds on complexity - is the perfect accompaniment for the variations which ensue and to illustrate the lost futures which those who have gone will now never inhabit. All anchored by another stellar Vicky Krieps performance.

  • Gates of the Night

    Gates of the Night

    ★★★★

    Some breathtaking sequences, particularly the rhapsodic dance amidst the statues, and a wonderfully strange entanglement of fate in the lives of men and women which would have been recognisable to the tragedians of the Greek world. These mid 20th century classical French dramas have a poetic intensity which is utterly beguiling.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ½

    A film which is indeed a ‘temporal pincer movement’: very very boring going forwards and very very boring going backwards. Xanax is also a palindrome. Better to take one than watch this nonsense.

  • Moving

    Moving

    ★★★★

    At a mere 8 minutes this wonderfully conceived short manages to imbue the attempt to carry a mattress solo up a flight of stairs with the full gamut of life's frustrations until by the end you feel as if you have conquered Everest and then had a fit of the giggles.