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  • Coffy

  • Touki Bouki

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

  • Daughters of Darkness

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

    Mostly good fun until it gets to the sappy final act, although it’s way too long. Still, it’s better than their last film by a country mile.

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★

    It’s a grower that’s starts off slowly but once you get what it’s really about, it evolves into something far more interesting. In the wrong hands it would be an absolute disaster. It’s kind of hard for films about the internet not to be on the nose because the online world isn’t exactly subtle, but this is probably one of the best I’ve seen about the subject (which given ir’s breadth and depth is near impossible to incapsulate) and about the loneliness of modern life dictated by technology.

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  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

    By choosing Alain Delon for the role of Jef Costello - the brooding, silent assassin who slinks through the murky shadows of the Parisian night - Jean-Pierre Melville highlights the importance of casting. Finding the right person who can disappear into their character and embody their spirit. When the frame can be focused on a face that so clearly tells a story of its own, the symbiotic relationship between director and performer evolves beyond the expectations of standard storytelling.

    Very…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★

    A slow, contemplative sci-fi, made in the 70s with decades of critical acclaim, sounds just perfect to me. So why after nearly 3 hours of watching a flimsy Russian love story set in space am I left feeling wandering what the fuss was about?

    Classic art seems to reach an almost untouchable status at times, safe from criticism that can harm it and powerful enough to ensure it is you left wondering why you are just not getting it. There…