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  • Moulin Rouge!

    ★★★★

  • National Lampoon's Vacation

    ★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★½

  • Freaks

    ★★★½

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  • The Terence Davies Trilogy

    The Terence Davies Trilogy

    ★★★★

    I. Children

    In a dark time in his life, struggling with his religious affiliations and working at a job he despised, Terence Davies poured his emotions into the written word, leading to his first script, Children. He tried selling the script but was turned down each time, until the BFI came along and said that they would produce the film if he directed it. At the time, Davies had no interest in directing, he wanted to be either a writer…

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    The Deep Blue Sea

    ★★★★★

    I've had a difficult time pinpointing a good word to describe the way Terence Davies films look. I've described the look as if looking at a moving photograph from a century ago or looking at the world through a freshly poured beer, but I want to narrow that description down, and I think I finally have. The cinema of Terence Davies is "dusty." May sound a bit vulgar, as we commonly hold a negative connotation to dust, but I think…

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