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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    Not sure what the purpose of this exercise is but the craft is definitely impeccable.

  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    Directed sorta ok (Fincher-lite) but wow is that script / novel misogynistic.

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  • Bastards

    Bastards

    Stunning. As angry and bleak as 35 Rhums is full of love, a perfect b-side siren stomp.

    Furthermore, I don't know another filmmaker who thinks in images in anything close to the same way as Denis does. She has her own grammar, an inflection to admire that invites curious eyes. Every image is used for its affective weight, primarily, but she weds them to story in such a lucid way that it all accrues as steady as the ocean's tide laps up, up high.

  • Saint Laurent

    Saint Laurent

    So many delirious and delicious images, it's not fair; but it is also the closest thing to a truly elegant spectacle of life's pleating. More than once I thought: words are so less satisfying than sensations.