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  • A Summer's Tale
  • Notorious
  • The Conformist
  • Wagon Master

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  • La Ciénaga

    ★★★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★½

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★½

  • See How They Run

    ★★★

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  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★½

    Loved everything that was going on here. Feels like a beautiful synthesis of the macabre sensuality of Suspiria and the all-consuming (literally in this case) romance of Call Me By Your Name. Thought the ending was astonishing, and Mark Rylance plays the most brilliantly warped villain. Also enjoyed that the character Lee was from Marvin, nice touch in a film full of them.

  • See How They Run

    See How They Run

    ★★★

    A little too quaint and winkingly meta for its own good in the end; it focuses too much of its time and effort on sending up the murder mystery genre and not enough on being a compelling murder mystery. The actual case is basically rubbish, but the central Rockwell-Ronan partnership is pretty perfect.

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  • National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge is, by far, the most talented person alive.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    LIFF 2019 #5

    Had to see this again. There aren't enough superlatives in the world to lavish upon this film. After two viewings in three days, I can't find a single flaw - and I'm not talking broad flaws either; there isn't a word, frame or movement even slightly less than perfect in this film.

    I am prone to using a lot of superlatives when discussing films I love, but perfect is seldom one of them. I'll use perfect freely…