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  • Blue Velvet
  • Let the Right One In
  • The Magdalene Sisters
  • Pan's Labyrinth

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  • Black Swan

    ★★★★★

  • Andrew Schulz: Infamous

    ★★★★★

  • Rambo

    ★★★½

  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    ★★★★

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  • A Snake of June

    A Snake of June

    ★★★★★

    TL/DR: After two rewatches, I've re-rated it a five star. Nothing has stuck with me quite like this for some time.

    Rinko's (Asuka Kurosawa) life, one split between career focus as a suicide prevention counsellor, and her sexless marriage with hygiene obsessed husband Shigehiko (Yuji Kohtari), is one of safe, dependable routine. A routine utterly thrown into chaos when Iguchi (Shinya Tsukamoto), a former caller, now stalker, forces his way into her life, blackmailing her with intimate photos taken of…

  • Knife+Heart

    Knife+Heart

    ★★★★★

    Knife+Heart, Yann Gonzalez's contribution to the Neo-Giallo subgenre, is, in the simplest terms, fucking fantastic.

    I had been dying to see this for a while, being a bit obsessed with giallo in general, and Gonzalez's effort not only stands as a stylish effort within the genre, but one bursting with originality and themes you really don't often see in horror, let alone pulled off this well. I love, love, love this movie. It's a playful yet brazenly erotic masterpiece.

    Vanessa…

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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★★

    Nina (Natalie Portman) is a young dancer with a New York ballet company who lives with her domineering mother Erica, herself a former dancer. Nina's company is opening the season with Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. and artistic director Thomas (Vincent Cassel) announces he is looking for a new dancer for the dual roles of the innocent White Swan Odette and the mystifying and sensual Black Swan Odile. Nina auditions for the roles and, after discovering that she has landed the dual…

  • Andrew Schulz: Infamous

    Andrew Schulz: Infamous

    ★★★★★

    As far as modern comedians go, Andrew Schulz might be one of my personal favourites. From his standup material to his work on the Flagrant podcast, Schulz's approach to comedy is a grinning, friendly laughter assault that consistently has me cackling even when I know that there likely will be somebody who would groan at any number of the topics Schulz covers.

    In Infamous, Schulz takes his no-mercy approach to great heights in this tightly constructed set. It's a shame…

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  • Dumplings

    Dumplings

    ★★★★★

    Instead of a review, here's my handy guide for the DON'T DO IT'S of this film

    Please, please, please, don't:

    -Watch whilst pregnant, because no.
    -Order or cook dumplings to go along with the film. Just don't. I had dumplings a few weeks ago and was terrified I was going to hit a bit with an awfully suspicious crunch. They were bomb-ass dumplings though, so there is that.
    -Hold a newborn afterwards or during the runtime.
    -Try and seek out…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★½

    Malignant is exactly the type of film that I pray filmmakers make after scoring it big with a massive studio hit.

    An insane, gloriously unhinged experience that feels more like a big budget Troma b-movie than the typical James Wan horror experience I think everybody was expecting.
    It's knowingly ridiculous, filled to the brim with dialogue choices and acting decisions that absolutely must have been intentional, and committed to an idea that is so outlandish, so ridiculous, yet entirely deliberate,…