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  • Closer

    Closer

    ★★★★★

    One of my favourite films.
    Patrick Marber is a genius of a writer.
    He wrote this story in a remote irish writers retreat.
    He wanted a sort of Shakespearean scene, with someone in disguise, so he spent an hour in a cyber cafe and went into a lesbian chatroom pretending to be a gay woman. He wanted to impersonate someone else. Then, while walking his dog in Postman’s Park in London, he stumbled on a memorial for Alice Ayres who…

  • L'Eclisse

    L'Eclisse

    ★★★★★

    Beautifully crafted with bountiful sexual tension and malaise about the affairs of the heart. Non the less distractions occur from the two and the stock market is used as a clever and carcophanous metaphor to their tulmoltuous  relationship. 

    I have used the opening scene to this film so so many times in lectures and talks.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★½

    Missed the mark
    But still worth a watch

    You can definitely tell that it was directed by a guy- which is a shame because it's meant to be an insightful view of a young teen girl...