Rod Sedgwick

Rod Sedgwick Pro

“If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.”

- Stanley Kubrick

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Paris, Texas
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rear Window

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  • Past Lives

    ★★★★★

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Poor Things

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

    Nothing less than hyperbole is required. Dune levels up to the franchise it was destined to be. A spectacularly epic affair that has had the challenge of proving itself worthy of all the cinema that has come in the wake of the source novel since it was published in 1965. For decades upon decades we have seen its ideas find their ways into all areas of cinema to the point that it was hard to believe that anything new and inventive…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★★

    How serendipitous that I just finished the novel today (enamoured with the whole affair as I am), and I was able to revisit the world of Bella Baxter this evening, this time in the company of my wife and a bottle of crimson nectar of the vine. Needless to say that it remains my film of 2023, and no I will not say if “furious jumping” ended the evening.

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth.”

  • Where Is the Friend's House?

    Where Is the Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

    Grandfather's Friend:''What I mean to say is, suppose the kid did nothing wrong. What would you do? What then?''
    Grandfather:''I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week. So he wouldn't forget.''

    Often it's the smallest and simplest observations on life that are the most emotionally resonant and impactful, as is the case with Abbas Kiarostami's 1987 film Where Is the Friend's Home?, where we see immense compassion and loyalty from a child who navigates a world…