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  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Easy Rider
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • The Shining

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  • Anna Karenina

    ★★★

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★½

  • The Dead Zone

    ★★★

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★

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  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

    Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

    ★★★★½

    chain reaction challenge - film 19

    i collect orchids and my latest one looks orange from a distance, but up close it’s bright red and green like the colours in a rohmer film. as soon as the weather allows i love watching one outdoors with sparkling wine and ice cream, and i always end up musing on how boring life would be without forests or birdsong.

    this is a different film - it's not tied to rohmer's comedies & proverbs, nor…

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★½

    “I have to rely on my imagination for what I can’t actually see.”

    with this line the elephant man is referring to the model cathedral he is building - only the top of which he can see from a hospital window. it’s a little symbol of his faith in humanity which is badly damaged when the night porter and his mob break into his room and it’s finally completed at the end of the film. humanity is to imagine, and…

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  • My Night at Maud's

    My Night at Maud's

    ★★★★

    This film requires beforehand just the most basic introduction to Pascal’s wager - from my understanding, how to teach yourself useful thoughts until they become your honest conviction, in theological matters and otherwise. More importantly, I also fondly remembered the most unique and beautiful review that sold me on Maud in the first place, and was encouraged to take the film on another joyride!

    Jean-Louis Trintignant’s character is nameless in the film but I came to call him Georges, after…

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★★½

    i had always thought jimmy stewart hated me. we must be enemies in the astral plane and he wants nothing to do with me; how else to explain the hitchcock movies he’s gatekeeping me with? or is he simply too wholesomely american for me, with his courtroom dramas and westerns? i only manage to watch what he’s doing for a moment at a time before i space out; everything seems too formal and aimless and drawn out, i question my…

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  • Withnail & I

    Withnail & I

    ★★★★½

    no no nobody look at me but i ghostwrote the dialogue of this filmé about two hungover doctor who cosplayers playing irl settlers of catan, and i edited this in: “here’s looking at you kid. we’ll always have the dreary english countryside”

    i wish it was a flawless story (i always suspected that about zeffirelli but damn) but it’s one that is told so candidly and unpretentiously, under no illusion that the past was romantic or nostalgic in any way…

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★★★

    watched for film club

    as i suspected, this film is one half of Poppy and Johnny Go Boating and an anti-amélie in every way; and most importantly, a film about teaching! i’m lorraine bracco’s dr. melfi in the sopranos kind of teacher, while a colleague and close friend of mine is poppy - it's a personality type that kids respond incredibly well to and it's perfectly believable, complex and not necessarily gentle. sally hawkins's effortless, unteachable charm is just like…