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  • Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

    ★★★★

  • C'est la vie !

    ★★★½

  • Passionless Moments

    ★★★★½

  • Sweetie

    ★★★★★

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  • C'est la vie !

    C'est la vie !

    ★★★½

    A fascinating, if somewhat exasperating experiment. I could easily see my rating going up the more the film sits with me, but for the time being I'll just say that I admire it a lot without actually loving it. Most of the interest extends from the formal/production aspects: A series of carefully rehearsed scenes, each shot in a single take, on an outdoor, minimalist set in mostly (entirely?) natural light (it's one of the few films I can think of…

  • Passionless Moments

    Passionless Moments

    ★★★★½

    Tag yourself, I'm Gavin Metchalle.

    A big part of the reason this works as well as it does is that it's just the right length not to wear out its welcome.

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  • Audition

    Audition

    When Harry Met Salò.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    (I was originally planning on writing my review as an open letter to Hitchcock himself, which I might still do at some point, but this will suffice for now. The only part I regret not including was a question asking him how he'd like to be addressed. Hitch? Alfred? Al? Mr. Cock?)

    Reading that Orson Welles apparently hated this makes me so happy, especially when you consider that The Immortal Story is kind of the same thing except actually good...…