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  • After Life
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Tropical Malady

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  • The Age of Innocence

    ★★★★★

  • Lost Highway

    ★★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★

  • Love Meetings

    ★★★★

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  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    Nobody else has faces like these. Daniel Day Lewis’s wet eyes at the final party… Michelle Pfeiffer crying and saying, does nobody cry in New York? Their hands, their wrists, the way they can just SPEAK to each other.

    What other films show as heartbreakingly what it’s like when you find someone you can just SPEAK TO. the erotics of true conversation!!!

  • I've Got Your Number

    I've Got Your Number

    ★★★★

    Pat O’Brien is such a scumbag in this, and I wanted more Joan Blondell. But everything about the telephone network delighted me, and I love this kind of film where one niche profession seems to rule the world.

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  • A Castle for Christmas

    A Castle for Christmas

    ★★★

    Incredible nonsense. Loved it. What’s going on with the couple who check into the hotel and then vanish? Why does she mime killing her fictional character like a pantomime villain for the television cameras? How can a duke (highest title in the peerage) say his ex left him for someone with a higher title when the only person with a higher title than him is like, Prince Charles? Is his ex supposed to be Camilla??? Why does her once living…

  • Maurice

    Maurice

    ★★★★★

    A beautiful, lush, sensual masterpiece. Manages to make cricket seem sexy and fun! That's almost all you need to know right there.

    The costumes are so beautiful. And yet you're aware from the start that this society is dangerous, dangerously constraining. You can feel it trying to close around Maurice like a noose... as soon as he leaves Cambridge it's like there's a ticking clock set in motion. And of course everything is tied up in class, as well as…