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  • I Had Nowhere to Go

    I Had Nowhere to Go

    ★★½

    When people watch films, they really just crave the snow.

    An affecting, if patchy, piece of long-form experimental film that plays with the collective imaginary of a cinema audience. Long periods of silence in front of a blank screen are used to varying degrees of success, and Gordon uses some of his bluntest tools when he should be at his most delicate.

  • Project X

    Project X

    ½

    I mean, it's a bad film

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  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★★

    Orthodox imagery—particularly Marian symbols and characters—is woven through the whole film and gives it its emotional heart. Structured around a few long takes, the film blends the cinematic and the theatrical to great effect.

  • The Man in the White Suit

    The Man in the White Suit

    One of my favourite Ealing comedies. Narrative, aesthetics, symbolism - all hanging off the costume.