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  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★

    damn.

    a unique type of grim that’s as horrible as everyone says (yet not as impressive as that sounds)

    ‘anti-musical’ is a dumb thing to call this & gives it far too much credit. unless you haven’t seen a musical since 1942. Bjork is the best part of the film and with her ( / because of her) it excels in a small-scale way. this beating In The Mood For Love at Cannes is the most shocking thing it does, really.…

  • 7 Days in Hell

    7 Days in Hell

    ★★★★½

    yes, i’ve watched this twice over the last few days. with two different groups of people. of course, everyone loved it. i’ve seen this countless times but i still haven’t seen it sober - i never want to. fucking wonderful.

    @ rory if you’re reading this, ty

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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★½

    i put this on because i wanted my mum’s boyfriend to leave me alone & i knew he’d hate anything ‘weird’ or ‘messed up’ so would leave, & this was perfectly both. great. 

    but it is v much a precursor to Twin Peaks which covers a lot of the same ground, only better. and with even more wacky kyle maclachlan. so this film inevitably loses something in that. but, to be fair, everything ever made loses something when compared to Twin Peaks. 

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★★

    :( sad to have finished these amazing films - what a wonderful trilogy.