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  • Of Time and the City
  • The Terence Davies Trilogy
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • Happy Together

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  • The Long Day Closes

    ★★★★★

  • Of Time and the City

    ★★★★★

  • The Terence Davies Trilogy

    ★★★★★

  • Another Day at the Office

    ★★★★

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  • The Long Day Closes

    The Long Day Closes

    ★★★★★

    It had been nearly ten years since I'd see The Long Day Closes, and much like the film itself, I only remembered a few specific fragments of the actual piece, certain shots and musical cues. The details may have been fuzzy, but one thing that you never forget, whether it be about childhood events or great films, is how they make you feel. The reason that I remembered loving this film has nothing to do with images on the screen,…

  • Of Time and the City

    Of Time and the City

    ★★★★★

    You know, it's a funny thing: Counting the "Terence Davies trilogy" as one film, I have now seen four of Terence Davies' films, and they all portray more or less the same story of growing up in Liverpool in the '40s and '50s, struggling with the ever-looming guilt and repression of Catholicism, and coping with being a gay man at a time when it was very socially unacceptable to be homosexual. You would think, then, that telling the same story…

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  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★

    I am literally shocked by the unanimously positive reception that this film has received. I don't check reviews before I watch a film, so it's absolutely blowing my mind that it currently sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and 3.8 here on Letterboxd.

    Do we all collectively have a lower bar for gay content? But then again, so do I, and Fire Island still failed to clear it. Horrible voiceover, a horrible main character, a horrible love interest, a confusing…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    Before I get into my review, I just want to make it clear that above all else, I desperately hope that The Northman succeeds at the box office. This is the type of ambitious, mid-budget passion project that is becoming increasingly rare in the current cinema landscape, so even though, as you’ll find out, I wasn’t crazy about this movie, please, if you have even an inkling of interest, go see the film and decide for yourself. The only way we’re…