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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★½

    Honestly one of the most relatable depictions of mental illness I've seen in a movie. There's so much in here that really expresses how I experience depression and anxiety.

    The sense of detachment, then those bursts where you just don't want to, can't, be alone. (When she goes to that diner with her neighbour). How you are followed by fear (here taking the form of the undead man). Those periods where you feel you're not part of the world and/or…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Flying to Melbourne to see this at MIFF on my birthday was the best idea I’ve had at least all year. What better gift could I give myself than the sight of Armie Hammer in billowy shirts and short shorts, cycling around the Italian countryside? Except, perhaps, Armie Hammer dancing to Psychedelic Furs – I never knew that was something I needed to see, but, oh, how I needed to!

    In all seriousness (well, I am serious about Armie in…

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  • Four's a Crowd

    Four's a Crowd

    ★★★½

    Seeing Errol Flynn get chased by a pack of dogs while he was just wearing a bathing suit made my day! (Also loved watching him trip over things and get all tangled up—delightful). Thanks for recommending this film, Emmeline! I had a great time watching it.

    I do love a good screwball and while this isn't exactly up there with the best it's still a lot of fun. Flynn is incredibly charming and so so handsome (I've watched about 5…

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    ★★★½

    An actor I like posted a photo of Errol Flynn on his Instagram stories the other day—no context, but there never is with him—and, after singing the chorus to Australian Crawl's "Errol" over and over and over, it struck me that I'd never seen one of Flynn's films*! Not one!

    Which, as an Australian and a classic film fan, seems like quite an oversight (though given the films he's most famous for, and the kinds of 30s/40s films I'm most…

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Had to listen to One Mint Julep by The Clovers as soon as I got home. Made me very happy to hear it featured!

    I love when movies leave you feeling a little dazed - a little like you've stepped into another world when you leave the cinema - and this definitely did that for me. Made me look at everything differently, even just for a few hours.

    It is achingly beautiful (visually & otherwise); exquisitely shot (on 16mm) it is…

  • Love Songs

    Love Songs

    ★★★★

    "Love me less, but love me a long time."