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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    "We wasted so many days"

    Spring and part of the summer of 1983 (when this film is set) was the beginning of an important period of my life – although I didn’t realise it at the time.

    Aged somewhere between main characters Elio and Oliver, I spent several months living in Italy as part of my University course. It was only the second time I had been abroad on my own, and never for such an extended period of time.…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining


    Reader, I got bored.
    I watched this for my series Marie vs Horror at The Movie Isle, where I try to explain why I mentally checked out before the end.

  • Tale of Cinema

    Tale of Cinema


    Watched as part of the double Blu-ray issue with Woman is the Future of Man. Hong Sang-soo seems to be using his films as a way of apologising for his own past transgressions, as sad men make a mess of their relationships. More at The Movie Isle.

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  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals


    I'm still thinking about this film. Partly about the images, partly about the story, and partly about how much I liked it. I did like it, that's for sure, but I'm not quite sure how much.

    It looks beautiful. Every shot is framed to perfection, most obviously in the present day life of Amy Adams and her sterile home and work settings. Here the colour palette is cool, natural, with just the occasional splash of purposeful red. As she begins…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story


    A film that was not at all what I was expecting, and which consequently took me quite a while to process. I’m still partially doing that, to be honest.

    What had I been expecting? Well, I’d been half-waiting for Casey Affleck to break my heart for the second time this year. But that didn’t happen. I thought I might have been a little scared (I’m not a fan of horror). But I wasn’t.

    Instead, I was mesmerised by the long…