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  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers

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    The horror of grief; the pain of loneliness.

    I don’t want you to be kind to me

    Well. Having been left slightly cold by Wild Strawberries, this crimson-bathed, claustrophobic nightmare of grief, faith and family drama had me captured with its opening shots. The overbearing sense of horror in this film is so raw; it’s the horror of the psyche, of emotional torment driven home by Bergman’s limited use of space and intense closeups of faces contorted in their own grief.

    I’m so glad I tried again with Bergman.

  • Far from Heaven

    Far from Heaven

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    Repression in the 1950's is my favourite movie genre.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

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    Film #2 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #2 'WATCH any film that has a sequel or remake/reboot scheduled for release during 2017'
    My full list here.

    I think everyone in this film must've been a replicant because those were some truly robotic performances. I'm not gonna lie, I found a lot of this a bit dull and it hasn't aged particularly well either, nevertheless it is undoubtedly stylish. Far too heavy-handed with its complex themes of humanity and morality but redeemed by quite an extraordinary ending.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

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    Film #4 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #16 'The actor, Jim Carrey will be 55 on January 17th. WATCH one of his films'
    My full list here.

    Shamefully, my slight aversion to Jim Carrey kept me away from this wonderful film for years. I'd heard about this film first when researching depersonalisation, which I have experienced a few horrible bouts of over the years and kept a mental note that I should probably watch it one day.…