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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Still an insane audio-visual masterpiece, but returning to it again and again has made its thrills fade somewhat. Looking forward to the remake to bring forth an actual plot instead of just something vaguely resembling one, as well as a more enunciated theme. But as a horror mood piece, it does lack this.

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★

    Possession is full of extraordinary physicality and overblown emotions, of intense love and of the horror of being in a relationship. The central metaphors work well, but more work could've been put into the story, which seems, on first watch at least, a little too meandering and all over the place, and the dialogue, which is wonderfully stilted and strange, but sometimes a little too much. Then again, this whole film could be deemed "too much", as the actors tangle…

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  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★★

    About 30 minutes into this, I broke. Completely. And pretty much stayed in that state for the rest of the film.

    A quiet, intense, honest, bitter and utterly heartbreaking look at love. Possibly the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. There are so many great things about it, so much that I loved. So many clever uses, fantastic performances, fantastic scenes.... I can't praise this movie enough. It's fantastic that even in our times, there are people capable of telling stories about love that actually feel fresh.

    I loved it.

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    Jesus Christ. Holy shit. What the fuck.

    Four minutes into this, I had already decided that I would give this film five stars. It's that good. The rest of it did not disappoint, but fucking hell. Goddamn it.

    Piano music will never be the same.