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  • Purple Noon
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Psycho

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  • Titus

    ★★

  • The Connection

    ★★★★½

  • The Breaktime

    ★★★½

  • Old MacDonald Duck

    ★★★

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  • Titus

    Titus

    ★★

    2022 Film Challenge: "A Female Touch"

    Hogwash with beautiful set and clothing design. But a dressed-up Shakespearean mess is still a mess. No from me.

    9/15 of Timme's film list challenge

  • The Connection

    The Connection

    ★★★★½

    2022 Film Challenge: "A Female Touch"

    Jazzy Waiting for Godot on a full-blown heroine binge. Taken from the 1959 Jack Gerber play, 'The Connection' is Shirley Clarke's version of Cinema Vérité with a fiction/documentary blend and great character actors. Especially leading man Warren Finnerty brings charisma and creepiness to his role of a lost soul in a single room apartment. Helped by brilliant camerawork of Arthur J. Ornitz ('Serpico' and 'An Unmarried Woman') the claustrophobia by substance abuse is very well done. Desires and balancing death: it's all yours now.

    7/15 of Kees' Film List Challenge

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Bat shit crazy. Captivating for editing purposes and the range the main actors give the audience. Loved the inclusivity, family struggles and well-choreographed action sequences. Raccacoony and this non-superhero genuinely absurd set-up for the win.

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

    Damn, what a film. David Lynch is a fascinating filmmaker. 'Blue Velvet' peaked my interest, 'The Elephant Man' moved me, 'Mulholland Drive' underwhelmed me (I have to give this another shot), 'Twin Peaks' made me understand the style of the surrealist director more, but 'Eraserhead' absolutely floored me. The grim images, the story, the lighting, the music. It feels prime Lynch to me, despite it being his feature film-debut. 'Rosemary's Baby' and this definitely put you off on bringing a child into the world.