• Don't Make Waves

    Don't Make Waves

    ★★½

    When 5 minutes in Tony Curtis is down to his undies, you know you're up for an interesting time 😂 In this sex comedy that couldn't be more 60's than it Extreme is, we follow Carlo Cofield, a New York tourist in California, who in the first day on the West coast finds himself being sucked into the world of crazy rich people and unconstrained sex - it's the 60s alright, and intoxicated love is in the air. Carlo meets…

  • Wanda

    Wanda

    ★★★★★

    "If you don't want anything you won't have anything, and if you don't have anything, you're as good as dead."
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    A coal mine. The sun rises. The noises of machines fill the air. In a small house nearby, a woman awakens to the deafening sound of the machines outside and babies crying. Imprisoned in the confines of matrimony, messy hair covering her face. She awakens, but she would rather go to sleep. Sleep forever, in a land far away…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    “Recite your baseline.”
    A white room. A man sits in the centre of it. A test to keep him in check. Under the watchful eye.
    "And blood-black nothingness began to spin. A system of cells interlinked within cells interlinked within cells interlinked within one stem… And dreadfully distinct against the dark, a tall white fountain played.”
    In his mind, yellow on black ground.
    “Cells.”
    A yellow flower.
    “Cells.”
    A yellow spark.
    “Have you ever been in an institution? Cells.”
    The…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    "It's your birthday, someone gives you a calf skin wallet."
    "I wouldn't accept it. Also, I'd report the person who gave it to me to the police."
    A man asks, a woman answers. In a dimly lit room, smoke swirling around them. November 2019.
    "You got a little boy, he shows you his butter collection, plus the killing jar."
    "I'd take him to the doctor."
    A man asks, a woman answers. The Voight-Kampf test. Questions. The key to human nature.…

  • Good Manners

    Good Manners

    ★★★★

    Once upon a time there was a girl, daughter of a wealthy landowner. On a night of full moon, she met a mysterious man, who she felt madly seduced by. They went to the top of a hill and united their bodies in passion. However, something dark resided deep inside this man. When she woke up in the middle of the night, she did not see the man she had slept with, she saw a terrifying beast. She grabbed a…

  • Evolution

    Evolution

    ★★★★

    An island in the middle of the sea, a black rock in an immense blue. On the island, only women and boys inhabit it. Women wearing dull dresses. Boys who are subjected to a strange daily routine. Where did the women come from? Where are the men? A haze of mystery envelopes this island. One day, Nicholas, one of the young boys, is swimming in the pristine waters of the sea around the vulcanic island. He spots a red starfish…

  • National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    ★★★★★

    (FOR THE SHOW - SEASONS 1&2)

    Fleabag /ˈfliːbæɡ/ noun[c] - UK informal: a dirty and/or unpleasant person or animal. - Cambridge Dictionary
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    Fleabag is a young woman living in London. She works at a Guinea pig themed café. She isn't the luckiest woman when it comes to the love department. She comes from a dysfunctional bourgeois family, who has its skeletons living on the attic. She has her very own attic skeletons. She has a complicated relationship with her…

  • Fleeting

    Fleeting

    ★★★★

    An idiosyncratic love story that isn't really a love story. With a smoky and classy black-and-white cinematography, this is an interesting short that, though with a simple and even absurd plot, has it's own charm to it. It has a very Breathless feel to it, with the female lead reminding me a lot of a black-haired Jean Seberg. It is also an interesting "modern day silent film", and this raises the charm of the film, being sort of an anachronism…

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★★

    A symphony of images. Reality without hindrances. A man walks with a camera, filming reality as he goes. A dream of reality. An overwhelming sea of images of every day life overflow the screen. The day begins and the city slowly wakes up. The cosmopolitan fast-pacedness of modernity is captured by the watchful eye of the man-camera. These images are neither captured by man or machine - they are captured by an utopian hybrid - cinema. Pure cinema. Unhindered cinema.…

  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★½

    The near future. A new system has taken control of America, where undesirables are thrown out of the country, tossed to be forgotten and tossed to die. Anyone who doesn't go according to the system is to be thrown out, so as to only keep those who comply. Those who aren't desired by the state find themselves in a desolate harsh desert. The only law that is in vigor there is the most basic of laws - the survival of…

  • Eye of the Devil

    Eye of the Devil

    A wealthy marquis is living a fairly normal life with his family in Paris until he receives an ominous message from a man from his castle, Bellenac. He must return to it, but he tells his wife Catherine to remain in Paris with their children. Against his orders, she drives to the castle and soon discovers that something is amiss. Two mysterious icy blonde siblings, a family secret, an old pagan cult hidden from the rest of the world. A…

  • Trouble Every Day

    Trouble Every Day

    ★★★★½

    Bodies intertwined, overwhelmed by desire, overwhelmed by lust. They lust for a connection. They press against each other. They are overpowered by a hunger for the other. They devour each other, tear each other apart, such is their hunger. Two newlyweds arrive in Paris. He desires her but he cannot have her, for his love would destroy her. So he roams in the streets of the City of Lights, looking for a cure to his hunger, looking to quench it,…