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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Human Condition
  • Le Samouraï

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  • Dug's Special Mission

  • Up

    ★★★★★

  • The Truffle Hunters

    ★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    This marvellous character study still reverberates a week after I viewed it. Filmmaker Pablo Larraín trumps his inspired vision on 2016’s Jackie with a film that proves he’s no flash in the pan when it comes to peering through a window into what made certain historical figures tick. Kristen Stewart has spent years attempting to leave behind her Twilight era and prove her acting worth, and she fully achieves it here as she embodies Lady Diana in all her depth and complexity. The film is a visual marvel and Johnny Greenwood’s score is nothing short of sublime yet again. Powerful cinema!

  • The Truffle Hunters

    The Truffle Hunters

    ★★★½

    A super interesting premise and visually rich documentary, which suffers from repetition and forced performances from the quirky set of characters that inhabit this almost bygone world. A curiosity worth seeking out.

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth.”

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

    Grandfather's Friend:''What I mean to say is, suppose the kid did nothing wrong. What would you do? What then?''
    Grandfather:''I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week. So he wouldn't forget.''

    Often it's the smallest and simplest observations on life that are the most emotionally resonant and impactful, as is the case with Abbas Kiarostami's 1987 film Where Is the Friend's Home?, where we see immense compassion and loyalty from a child who navigates a world…