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  • Cabaret
  • I Confess
  • The Thing
  • Phantom Thread

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  • Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

    ★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★½

  • Lux Æterna

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★½

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  • Terrorizers

    Terrorizers

    ★★★★★

    The easy saw on this film is that it's about the unknowable, tenuous nature of reality (famously Frederic Jameson called it "THE postmodern film"), but the more interesting take is that it's about the inscrutability of motivations. Rather than sitting around in existential malaise, its characters act: compulsively, inexplicably, and in the end tragically.

    Certainly not the earliest link in the style that would come to be known as "hyperlink cinema", but feels like the godfather of so many 90s/early…

  • One Road to Quartzsite

    One Road to Quartzsite

    Can't decide how much of the Harmony Korine flavour to this delightful little slice of life doc is from the filmmaker, or those grimy kids, but was still happy to see this take home the top prize at Big Sky - over a lot of other docs that will get far wider distribution.

    And because I'm a completist, here's all the shorts I watched, most of which aren't on Letterboxd. Asterisks beside those which I particularly recommend:

    The American Frontier…