Alphaville ★★★★

Effortlessly cool and mostly utterly timeless. A cool genre blend that just looks brilliant. There’s a pulpy simplicity that underpins the film and this is a very compelling backbone but it also restricts the film’s more artistic - or philosophical- aspirations. The film often feels more like a collection of cool lines and interesting observations rather than a more fully featured, and thought provoking, exploration of ideas.

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