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  • The Hours

    The Hours

    ★★★★½

    There’s a sentence that all three protagonists notice in one way or another: "Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."

    Like this it is not of particular or perhaps any importance, but within context it makes a connection, and to each woman it signifies inspiration, realisation, or determination. They interpret what others do not see, and feel strongly towards scenes that are the most ordinary to those who surround them. They live within themselves, coping with others but…

  • Je t'aime, je t'aime

    Je t'aime, je t'aime

    ★★

    With simple effects but characteristic locations, Je t’aime, je t’aime starts off as a time exploration that could’ve had a successfully rarer viewpoint to travel from.
    Alas, as soon as the travel begins the pace of the film sinks quickly. It wouldn’t be correct to speak of “pace”, however: what becomes of memories—not remembered, but experienced—is a disordered collection of pieces, excerpts… always cut and, above all, always repeated. Many without apparent structure or purpose, some are connected and others…

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  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★

    The aesthetics in Edward Scissorhands are magnificent (a combination of the mocking ironies of absurd uniformity with rampant creativity), but they aren’t the reason why I really like this film.

    A friend of mine rather idiotically asked if Edward Scissorhands is an “emo movie”. “Emo” (not referring to the music) is a word with little specificity to its definition and taken by each as it pleases them, but as I see it this film has nothing of the reserved reticence…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★½

    Wonder Woman is in fact not something else entirely from the patterns invariably followed by superhero movies: Structure, themes and part of the message are all recognisable from similar titles, and many essential elements of the plot are predictable therefore. The Dark Knight trilogy is the only one that broke the mold and now stands out as something intrinsically different within the genre—another level of cinema. But with that exception, Wonder Woman is undoubtedly the best of them, for two…