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  • Out of the Blue
  • My Life in Pink
  • Amélie
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  • Banana with Coconut Milk

  • The Paleface

    ★★

  • Battle of the Sexes

    ★★★★

  • The High Sign

    ★★★★½

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  • Banana with Coconut Milk

    Banana with Coconut Milk

    It's a home movie with some dialogue (no English subtitles, no subtitles at all), showing two boys making a traditional dish. It's only 360p on YouTube.

    It's basically a home movie. A YouTube video rather than a narrative short.

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  • The Paleface

    The Paleface

    ★★

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    Wow. This film has everything: Red face, representing indigenous people like buffoons, the white saviour narrative. I'm going to have to remember this when discussing representation.

    Trying not to look at it through a modern lens, some of the stunts are impressive. I suppose its moral message of righting wrongs is good, and it does represent the theft of indigenous land by oil barons.

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  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat

    ★★★★

    Huey, Dewey, and Louie are cute. Donald Duck is a mean pranky uncle. Donald gets tortured by a witch, all so his nephews can eat him out of house and home — if this wasn’t a cartoon, it would be a horror.
    Moral: pranks can really go too far

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★★

    I loved the experimental sequences; the body horror; the performances (Andrea Riseborough especially); the music; the locations and production design.


    Canadian-British Co-production