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  • Fantail

    Fantail

    ★★★½

    This was the unluckiest substitute option for me at the 2014 Canberra International Film Festival, came so close to seeing this.

    Turns out I was on to something here. An instant classic in the service station sub-genre. Whilst the third act takes a questionably bizarre turn, I was still gripped by Henderson's down-to-earth performance taking a tragic turn. The rest of this is brilliantly observed and engaging. Henderson and Rawiri drip with charm. Given my Neighbours years were also the…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Well, that was...elite.

    A small part of me wishes I had seen this at 5yo whilst dropping acid. I think it would have been worth whatever followed. Suspiria deserves no less.

    Nothing does it better than witches, and Argento understands this lavishly.

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  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★½

    A couple years ago, this film was firmly in my Top 50. I haven't seen the film for a couple years now, and by the time I did my top 100 Letterboxd list, this was no where in sight. I've decided this film requires a rewatch.

    This film is a delight from Cronenberg. It mixes various little film influences together into a great little story. But the film wouldn't work without the acting. Mortensen gives one of his best ever…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★½

    Believe the hype.

    Gravity has been earmarked in many ways as the 'next Avatar' for quite a while now, in terms of changing the game when it comes to the cinema experience. Plus, it comes with a strong pedigree. Children of Men was my film of the 2000s (actually my favourite film since my birth in '88), plus Cauron is a technically taut director capable at delivering transportive and magical universalist stories which appeal to the mainstream and art-house, young…