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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    Finally can cross North By Northwest off my cinematic bucket list, thanks to being bed ridden with a horrendous fever.

    I loved this film not for the famous crop dusting sequence (which is teriffic), but for the brilliant character of Eve, possibly the richest and most complex of Hitchcock’s female characters, and the portrayal by Eva Marie Saint. The film has what I’d call a careful and considerate pace - ie it’s not out and out thrills all the way…

  • Stage Fright

    Stage Fright

    Wow, I loved this?! I was expecting this to be lower-teir Hitchcock given its more towards the lesser-known of his output, but it’s a true gem. The script is delicious, with an outstanding reveal done brilliantly as it subtly turns on perceptions of flashbacks and unreliable narrators. The cast are all excellent and the cinematography and lighting are just exquisite.

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  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    "The thought in your head is
    'go look in the shed',
    You'll find saws to be sharpened
    for the bones of the dead."

    Ooh boy I loved this, an actually properly original retelling of a fairy tale in a horror context, with Oz Perkins expanding on the potential from his brilliantly unsettling film The Blackcoat's Daughter to great effect. This is a beautifully shot and atomsphere-drenched fable, and I Ioved its weirdly idiosyncratic dialogue, compositions, score, performances and even the narration, and especially its absolute headfirst embracing of witchery imagery. Pointy hats, broomsticks and all.

    "And I am brave
    And I will trust myself"

  • Sorry We Missed You

    Sorry We Missed You

    Almost unrelentingly bleak, stressful social issue driven film from Ken Loach, that shows the devastating realities of the impact of zero-contract / "franchise" employment. The film is superbly researched and written and the lead performances from Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood are natural & effective. It lacks the levity that Loach's seminal I Daniel Blake had and the film doesn't so much end as stop, but these are minor quibbles for an impressive, vivid and utterly gripping film.

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  • End of the Century

    End of the Century

    You explore a new city with a friend you just made - maybe 'friend' is taking it too far since you've just met and in less than ideal circumstances, but for the moment it seems that you will be friends. You walk through cobbled streets, admire paintings, take in ancient sculptures, eat bread and cheese, drink wine from a box. You feel alive. You share tequila straight from the bottle. You share a cigarette even though you don't really smoke,…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    "There you are."

    There was a jump scare at the beginning where I literally screamed. A scene in a restaurant that traumatised me with its stunning brilliance.

    This is now the definitive cinematic incarnation of The Invisible Man.

    It's important and insanely clever and beautifully acted by Elisabeth Moss, and following the equally excellent Upgrade, proof if proof were needed that Leigh Whannell is a major talent. Also, fucking phenomenal ending.