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  • Black Orpheus

    Black Orpheus

    ★★★★½

    I did not expect such an overwhelming sensory overload whilst watching this.

    With amazing performances, a chaotically cohesive and engaging storyline accompanied by its delightful Bossa Nova soundtrack, these are just a few elements to list in which Black Orpheus effortlessly immerses the viewer into the setting of 1950’s Rio, Brazil to tell an Ancient Greek tale.

    Shot in technicolor, the vibrant and vivid colour palette throughout the film; in particular, the upbeat carnival sequence is misleading because while it’s…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    My thoughts are scattered

    I won’t spoil anything in this review but what I can say is that I was contemplating several times whether I was about to have heart palpitations and I’m still processing pretty much everything in general. The film makes it abundantly clear how beyond frightening contemporary attitudes toward rape culture can be so easily disguised or just accepted out in the open.

    After seeing this I watched a short clip of Emerald Fennell explaining her thought…

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★½

    An unnervingly timeless film with great relevance

    Straight off the bat there is so much to admire here. The amount of thought and effort into the technical aspects such as the cinematography, framing and lighting are just surface level for what makes this fantastic.  

    This film raises important moral questions on the repercussions of religion through its power to corrupt minds but yet also be a positive force which is something all too-relevant now. This may be somewhat of…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★½

    So many things to say for a film that appears on the surface not to say much

    I had to break this up into two and I believe it didn’t negate from my experience. I have so much to praise this film for. I appreciate what Akerman has done here but it was not easy to finish. 

    This film as calm as it appeared had left me very tense and uneasy from the beginning. This was not because of the…