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  • Mädchen in Uniform

    ★★★★½

  • The Flipside of Dominick Hide

    ★★½

  • The Matrix

    ★★★★½

  • Old Times

    ★★★★

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  • Mädchen in Uniform

    Mädchen in Uniform

    ★★★★½

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

    The queer romance between the two main characters in this is of course captivatingly portrayed, but this is equally a film about the collective experience of school discipline and the struggle against it. Repeatedly we see not only the women in authority drilling austere, patriarchal Prussian values into their pupils, but also those girls' everyday acts of shared resistance to these constraints - mocking the headmistress when she isn't looking, making locker-room talk about their crushes, and finally agreeing to…

  • The Flipside of Dominick Hide

    The Flipside of Dominick Hide

    I found the sequences set in the 22nd century easier to believe than the ones set in the present day

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  • Tea Party

    Tea Party

    ★★★½

    Just started going through a BFI boxset of Harold Pinter BBC plays. Kind of miss the era when millions of people would sit down in their living rooms and watch a programme specifically designed to make them mirthlessly, uncomfortably laugh throughout the whole thing

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    Good film imo, controversial I know