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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    A tonal masterpiece of nostalgic post-war sweetness and the menace of regressive masculinity - the definitive Lynchian exploration of the duelling lobes of the American psyche.

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    ★★★★½

    Incredible feat of editing - near 4 hour-long free association of interviews and archival photos, film and music piece together George's inevitable transformation from earthly chrysalis of Beatles fame to creative re-birth as a solo artist.

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  • Straight Time

    Straight Time

    ★★★★★

    One of the most compelling and relatable anti-hero masterpieces from the American golden age.
    Dustin Hoffman is lean and commanding like a runner in a never-ending race - articulating the puzzling contradictions of his character with codified restraint, the dramatic potential of his micro-expressions thoroughly mined by beautiful long-lens cinematography. And as long lenses track and imprison him in the chaotic depth of real-world locations, the story action does the work of answering questions raised by Hoffman's suggestions.

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★½

    Lanthimos' alienated style is at its most disturbing within the sacred domain of the family unit - the children navigating an Orwellian parallel reality created on their father's estate, where they are enslaved as much by language and logic as by the boundary fences.