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  • Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    ★★

  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

    ★★★★

  • Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

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  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

    ★★★★

    Uncomfortable Oedipal thriller of the picturesque maritime variety with a distinctly queasy tone, intensified greatly by some menacingly precocious kids and Kris Kristofferson's overbearing salty virility.

  • I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone

    ★★★★

    Gaspar Noé’s tragic, confrontational and bluntly grim debut gives its unstable ‘God’s Lonely Man’ protagonist a backstory so horrendous it’s almost comical then sends him on a path of non-redemption. It’s all told in a style blatantly indebted to one of the Argentine-French provocateur’s major influences, Gerald Kargl’s uncomfortably ruthless serial killer thing Angst, and is typically laced with humour so black and void-like that light itself doesn’t stand a chance. Like if you placed I Stand Alone next to,…

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  • The Ninth Configuration

    The Ninth Configuration

    ★★★★

    Still one of the most utterly indefinable, compellingly frustrating and infinitely intriguing films I've ever seen. And even as someone who is completely detached from religion, I find that The Ninth Configuration has much more to say about theological grappling than all 161 minutes of Scorsese's Silence.

    Plus it includes a character who is adapting Shakespeare plays for dogs ("It's a labour of love, but damn it, someone has to do it!").

    R.I.P. William Peter Blatty.

  • Frida

    Frida

    An exquisite and thoughtful unravelling of Frida Kahlo's life, even though it should maybe have focused a little more on her relationship with her actual art.