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  • Germany Year Zero

    Germany Year Zero

    Italian Neo-realism on the streets of Berlin.

    The war may have ended on the frontline, but life during wartime hasn't stopped for those living in the cities. We have children, having to act like adults, living out on the streets and risking their lives to support their family. Edmund is a boy, already lost his childhood to the war and poverty, out trying to scramble some food together, exploited by adults. It's a ruined society, both in terms of the…

  • Gunbuster

    Gunbuster

    Hideaki Anno's first directorial credit for an animated series, and easy to imagine this as a prototype for what he would do in Evangelion, just compressed into six, short episodes. There's plenty of interesting ideas here, but also enough of what I found frustrating about Evangelion present here too.

    The short run time means that every episodes feels almost like a standalone story, without the ability to do larger character stories, instead zooming through a lot of plot, with Noriko,…

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  • What's Love Got to Do with It?

    What's Love Got to Do with It?

    There's two movies for the price of one here, one of them interesting and genuinely powerful, and the other one is starring Lily James.

    What we have is a story about arranged / assisted marriages, with British-Pakistani Kazim marrying Lahore based Maymouna, as set up by their parents. We follow their relationship, and explore these arranged marriages through Zoe, a documentary filmmaker. The part of the film that engages with arranged marriages, and not in a cliched or simplistic way…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    Saw the UK public premiere of this (supposedly) last night, at Chapter cinema, linking up with the BFI Film Festival in London, which is a really cool thing to do. First time in a sold-out cinema in a long while too, scrunched up close together next to a bunch of strangers, which for a film about loneliness, isolation and friendship, feels kind of fitting.

    This is a profoundly sad tale of loneliness on a small rural island village, that gets…

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