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  • À Nos Amours
  • Wild Reeds
  • Martha
  • The Age of Innocence

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  • Wild at Heart

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★

  • She's Gotta Have It

    ★★★

  • Smooth Talk

    ★★★½

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  • Shadows

    Shadows

    ★★★½

    Flickers out quickly despite the thrown fists in the latter half but despite its aimlessness there is a warmth here even tho we all know flames do not have shadows

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★

    WKW made the Falls look so ugly and scary and profound in person but obtainable and surreal and clear on a lampshade

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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★★

    This movie is alternating between holding your palm to your face cringing, both to your head in bewilderment or your elbow to the sky in ecstasy... Peanut & Sail 4eva

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    Taste of Cherry did it first.

    Expansive and expensive to a fault though nice to see a relatively well written (bad dialogue, good Xavier Dolan relations) and thematically interesting blockbuster space movie.

    Villeneuve prioritises Paul's journey by making him feel like the only boy in the world. This unfortunately makes the world ramifications of the story lose a fair bit of gravity. Being Part One also objectively strains the narrative though there are some interesting attempts to subvert, like the…

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  • Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning

    ★★★½

    Essential viewing and the energy of the queens is incredible. However something feels off and this is quickly explained after looking at the credits. Lucky for the director these people and their story outshine Livingston's perhaps more icky intentions of voyeurism and sidestepping the realities of the time.

  • Shadows in Paradise

    Shadows in Paradise

    ★★★½

    - What's stopping you?
    - Horror, fear and this work shift.

    An amazingly shot and soundtracked deadpan romcom that's dense and definitely my kind of humour. Of course I should've looked straight to the colder countries for the coldest comedy.

    My first Kaurismäki (and Finnish film!) and I'm loving the style. Looking forward to checking out more.