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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★½

    I forgot how weird and funny this already is before they get to the factory. Despite Wilder being fantastic, it kind of disappoints once the title character and location appear.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    When I came out of it for the third time, I still felt myself move through its world as I walked out of the cinema and onto the street -- its harsh editing seemed to influence the way I directed my gaze. Even now, I'm living in its rythm. This really is witchcraft. If nothing else, I really hope the editing will prove influential.

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★½

    In spite of what Disney told us, no, this does not contain an 'openly gay character'. LeFou remains closeted, and his homosexuality is only (very heavily) implied through jokey jokes. The payoff, referred to as a 'nice, exclusively gay moment' by director Bill Condon, is the lamest of these jokes and there's nothing exclusively gay about it. It comes after (and in contrast with) a whole bunch of romantic heterosexual smooching, and presents the mere idea of homosexuality as hilarious.…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★½

    The people who think this is dumb are the same people who think Inception is smart.