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  • So Long Enthusiasm

    So Long Enthusiasm


    I have the extremely annoying habit of leaving it right until the very last minute - literally on the threshold of midnight - to watch MUBI films before they disappear. The unfortunate consequence is that I often fall asleep by accident before they’re over and wake to find my iPad display off and the movie gone forever. It doesn’t happen as much as it used to since MUBI made it so the display won’t turn off while a film is…

  • Creature Companion

    Creature Companion


    This is one of those films where, after watching, I’m not entirely sure I understood it in the way it was β€˜supposed’ to be understood at all. But then maybe there is no β€˜supposed to’ with films like this at all. Like a visual poem, they are open to unending interpretation by the viewer and I get the sense that such films welcome that.

    My interpretation is that, as well as the female form and the female experience, Creature Companion…

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  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave


    I cried. A lot.
    There was a time when I tried to hide my cinema crying but now I just let the tears stream down my cheeks without interference.

    β€œWe’re only seconds away, it’s going to feel like the end of the world. As long as you can breathe, you can survive.”

    I find you can often judge the quality of a movie by what noises are audible from the audience throughout the showing, and from how many different directions.…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon


    As a film, based purely on its own merits and without context, I would rate β€˜Love, Simon’ a solid three and a half stars. But I cannot quell the notion that it deserves another half star simply for existing and having been a success.

    As much as many of us don’t want it to be, the world today is still rife with homophobia - from very mild to heinous - along with a whole party of other cruel bigotries. Sure,…