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  • Trouble Every Day

    Trouble Every Day

    ★★★★½

    9.0

    Through Claire Denis and Harmony Korine, I have realised I have a peculiar taste in movies, and am heavily drawn to those one-of-a-kinds that subvert any kind of expectation you might have and challenge the rulebook.
    I just had a little break from experimental indie, mainly Claire Denis and her hypnotising style, which consisted of two MCU movies and a Spielberg blockbuster...and I gotta say, it sure feels good to be home again! Claire Denis has welcomed me back…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    8.5

    A psychadelic polygon. An ethereal deodarant spray.
    Cinema has adapted over time and each decade has brought something new, most notably the 70s for its crime stories and gangster obsessions or the 80s for the birth of outrageous science fiction - many would certainly say the definitive genre of current times is that of the superhero and while I think this to be true in the mainstream, I think this is also the time for the 'experience film'. It…

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  • Bastards

    Bastards

    ★★★★

    8.5

    Bastards has a bleakness to it that weighs its audience down like a pile of bricks.
    Probably the most well framed from Denis; Agnès Godard really changes it up here with more intent and precision. Personally, I absolutely loved her almost unnoticeable camera movements from previous masterpieces but my god I love this too! It really is a visual feast - cinematography that feels both subtle and planned.

    Performances (Vincent Lindon especially) are great, Tindersticks is once again an…

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    10.0

    "It's our human duty to enjoy life."

    My first Kurosawa has left me astounded. Ikiru - meaning 'To Live' - successfully crushes that ever-so-reputable challenge in making the audience think about life yet still remain as an artistic escape for them. It made me think about my future and my past, it made me think about family and friends, it made me think about you - it didn't once make me think about the year this was made; Ikiru…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    I am completely and utterly cunt-struck by this movie, I suppose.
    A film that works on all measures because of its likeable fearlessness, and it doesn't hide away nor play it safe. What we have here is a true master at work; Yorgos Lanthimos is outrageously creative and delivers strongly once again with The Favourite.

    All the technical elements are extraordinary (cinematography, costume design and editing all deserved their Oscar nominations), but the script is what takes this to another…