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  • Dead of Night
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Shining
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • Hill of Freedom

    ★★★★

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

  • Cats' Gathering

    ★★★★

  • Sambizanga

    ★★★★

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★

    1st Henry Selick

    Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! I was invited back onto the Autism Through Cinema podcast a month ago to record their Christmas episode. This time, we talked about The Nightmare Before Christmas, its relationship to autism, the wonders of animation and the aesthetics of a pleasurable fear. Stay tuned for the end to hear my Santa Claus impression, and let me know what you think if you listen to it! You can find a link to it here!

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober 8.0, pt.7- In which Ethan goes looking for a book on black magic but accidentally finds Gilles Deleuze instead

    6/6 Countries (Australia, Belgium, UK, USA, Japan, Italy) (COMPLETE)
    5/8- Decades (1980s, 2010s, 1960s, 1990s, 1970s)
    2/4- Films from 1981
    1/2- Haunted House Films

    6th Lucio Fulci (after Don't Torture a Duckling, A Cat in the Brain, The House by the Cemetery, The Black Cat and City of the Living Dead, followed by A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Zombie…

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  • Hill of Freedom

    Hill of Freedom

    ★★★★

    9th Hong Sang-Soo (after Nobody's Daughter Haewon; Right Now, Wrong Then; Yourself and Yours, Claire's Camera, The Day After, On the Beach At Night Alone, Grass and The Day He Arrives)

    A delightfully scrambled drama about the usual Hong affairs of the heart, but one with a rather brief runtime of sixty-three minutes. It's quite impressive that during that tiny time Hong is able to pack in a great deal of emotion. Most of those emotions are less than pleasant;…

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    2nd Wes Anderson (after Fantastic Mr. Fox, before Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bottle Rocket, The Darjeeling Limited, Hotel Chevalier and Isle of Dogs)

    More watching for the Autism Through Cinema podcast, this time on a film I've seen but not for years. This was my introduction to Anderson's unique stylings and narrative properties, both of which will be under the microscope in our episode. Are Sam, and especially Suzy, autistic…

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