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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★

    I can appreciate the artistry and the vision here, and some powerful images lingered in my mind for a while after (not least the main actor's haunting, expressive face) but I've never been a fan of the war genre, and while I can respect this film, it hasn't changed that for me.

    At times, a bit of a slog to get through, at others somewhat nonsensical and over the top, but I guess that does allow it to succeed at making you feel like you've been plopped in the middle of a chaotic, confusing, nauseating atrocity.

  • The Art of Self-Defense

    The Art of Self-Defense

    ★★

    I want to say it's like 'Fight Club' meets 'Napolean Dynamite' were it directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, but that sounds amazing. This film is not amazing.

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  • Rosie

    Rosie

    ★★★

    There were some heartbreaking, quiet moments, and some memorable images, but it was all a bit too black and white.

    I understand the social issues are all to real, and it's hard to criticise something with such noble intentions, but there was a lack of any real substance to the story - it felt like it was concsciously avoiding any character flaws (apart from pride, maybe) so that we couldn't easily dismiss their issues, which just ended up with them…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    *Immediately signs up for maypole dancing lessons.*