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  • Orly

    Orly

    ★★★★

    Breathing space.

  • The Aviator's Wife

    The Aviator's Wife

    ★★★★½

    I had seen a very brief moment of this film before, but never got to know its title. For years I replayed it over and over in my mind, for it left a great impression on me. Truth be said, I didn't try very hard to discover which film it was. I guess I liked the idea of having that particular moment dressed as a mystery. After years of postponing such an epiphany, I finally watched the film in its…

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  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★

    Hoop-tober 4.0 - 2 of 31

    "Eyes Without a Face" exhibits a notion of identity behind an unrecognizable face. It's funny that this one was released on the exact same year as "Psycho", seeing how they both have a woman driving at night with a secret in the backseat. Georges Franju's film is meticulously shot, purposefully avoiding a frame that could reveal that "nonface" too early in the game. The suspense is subtle, organic, never once feeling the need to…

  • Parents

    Parents

    ★★★½

    Hoop-tober 4.0 - 8 of 31

    Oh, the suburbs! Always hiding everything behind a smile. I kept thinking about "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" for some reason, even though "Parents" works more like a black comedy. The way the camera frames the interior of the house. I could almost hear the sound of the ceiling fan welcoming the boy. And the relationship between those three, ready to burst into violence at any moment.