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  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

  • The Conversation

    ★★★★

  • Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

  • Dead Poets Society

    ★★★★

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

    Another round with this film and to me it’s Wong Kar Wai’s most elegantly constructed film while still not being my favourite. Witnessing the ‘Yumeji’s Theme’ sequences in the cinema on film was truly breathtaking, and I found the aesthetics of the film popped for me the most on this viewing - those moments especially giving me chills more than once. The new restoration is quite beautiful, and for as much as people got worried about the green tinting, it…

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    ★★★★

    summer list #4

    Interesting to put this alongside Blow Out in my head - both audio-based paranoid surveillance thrillers. While De Palma’s film is more pulpy and fast paced, this is more of a measured and feverish plunge into a psyche. Expertly edited, and shot with a look that absolutely popped on the 35mm print I saw. The sound design was also expertly rendered - and the central performance was incredible.

    Also, six guys showed up to the movie 30…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    HARK👏 TRITON👏HARK...👏 BELLOW👏AND👏BID👏OUR👏FATHER👏THE 👏SEA👏KING👏RISE👏UP👏FROM👏THE👏DEPTHS👏FULL-FOUL👏IN👏HIS👏FURY👏👏BLACK👏WAVES👏TEEMING👏SALT-FOAM👏TO👏SMOTHER👏THIS👏YOUNG👏MOUTH👏WITH👏PUNGENT👏SLIME...👏TO👏CHOKE👏YE👏ENGORGING👏YOUR👏ORGANS👏 ‘TIL 👏YE 👏TURN 👏BLUE 👏AND👏BLOATED👏WITH👏BILGE👏AND👏BRINE👏AND👏CAN👏SCREAM👏NO👏MORE...👏 ONLY 👏WHEN,👏HE, 👏CROWNED 👏IN 👏COCKLE 👏SHELLS 👏WITH 👏SLITHERIN’ 👏TENTACLE 👏TAIL 👏AND 👏TEAMING 👏BEARD, 👏TAKES 👏UP 👏HIS 👏FELL 👏BE-FINNÈD 👏ARM 👏👏HIS CORAL-TINE👏 TRIDENT 👏SCREECHES 👏BANSHEE-LIKE👏 IN 👏THE 👏TEMPEST 👏AND 👏PLUNGES👏 RIGHT 👏THROUGH👏 THE 👏GULLET, 👏BURSTING 👏YE, 👏A 👏BULGING 👏BLADDER 👏NO 👏MORE, 👏BUT 👏A 👏BLASTED 👏BLOODY 👏FILM 👏NOW 👏A 👏NOTHING👏 FOR👏 THE HARPIES 👏AND👏 THE 👏SOULS👏 OF 👏DEAD 👏SAILORS👏 TO 👏PECK 👏AND 👏CLAW 👏AND 👏FEED 👏UPON👏, ONLY👏 TO 👏BE 👏LAPPED 👏UP 👏AND 👏SWALLOWED👏…

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    Beautiful production but ultimately pretty contrived. Resonating with me less the more time I have away from it. The characters aren’t likeable/easy to get invested in because they are so mean-spirited and their banter consists of bullying the people around them - not a nice atmosphere to sit in. The women in the film are underwritten to hell and the director clearly does not care about them as people beyond fashioning them as narrative tools (perhaps the only exception is…