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  • Allure

    Allure

    ★★★

    "There’s no tip of the hand, no tell that [Evan Rachel] Wood disapproves of what her character is doing. Following a failed attempt to control Eva, the target of her obsession, she screams and self-harms by banging her head against a wall. You understand the power of her anguish without ever feeling like she’s earned the right to this self-pity."

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  • Intimate Lighting

    Intimate Lighting

    ★★★½

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica.

    Normally it's quite the insult when you call a film "amiable", as though it has no more forceful positive qualities. But this is amiable as all hell, and it's already settling in my head in beautiful ways.

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  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★½

    I was going to add a caveat to this review, to say that perhaps it wasn't a 4.5 film, but if you're queer, or if you're from one of those towns - you know, the ones with shops that you've never seen without the shutters down, the ones whose people are said to be "workshy" by people on TV despite the fact that some of the older residents still have scars on their head that they got from literally, physically…

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    Too often, when we wonder who the Greatest Living Englishman is, we forget that Nick Park asked Dreamworks for thirty million dollars to make an internationally-released feature-length film about marrow-growing contests in Lancashire and they said yes.