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  • Monument

    Monument

    ★★½

    Some nice atmosphere and some great acting, all undone by an irritating and purposeless finale that skimps on the promise of a witch and ties everything up in a way that proclaims 'haha you actually sat through nothing!'

    The fact that the screening I attended was preceded by a video message from the director telling us to try and enjoy the film and 'not treat it like a puzzle' was borderline insulting.

  • I Was at Home, But

    I Was at Home, But

    ★★★★

    Anyone looking for kids performing Hamlet a la Straub-Huillet, look no further! Schanelec has got you covered in this hella Bressonian romp.

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  • Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

    Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

    ★★★★★

    Somewhere Gaspar sheds a tear and Godfrey asks if he got copied too.

    Terry finally buckled down and made his 2001 sensa centro, all pro- and epilogue.

    Just fantastic. Splendid. By now, I think we pretty much all know if we like Malick or not. Although he can irk me now and again (I'm looking at you, To the Wonder), I absolutely do. He won me back with Knight of Cups because I saw it on a big screen. Seriously,…

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    Son of Saul strikes a remarkable balance between its hyper dedication to subjective perspective on Saul and a grand-scale understanding of the fact that this will never be the story of a single man but a single story among many men. Even characters inhabiting the spaces through which Saul wanders that hardly (or never) enter the frame convey their humanity in simple yet genuine gestures or telling expressions. The sound design fleshes out an entire world of what we cannot…