Sarah MacPhee

Sarah MacPhee

Shelley Duvall is my one true love.

Non-binary interdisciplinary artist and big film guy

Favorite films

  • Possession
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • The Black Tower
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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  • Lamb

    ★★

  • Cure

    ★★★★★

  • Morgiana

    ★★★★

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    ★★★★

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★

    This did next to nothing for me idk man. It looks great and the pacing suited it but there's just not a lot there? The same tiny events are repeated a few times and the ending seems to present itself as a surpise when it is far from that. I'll be the first to argue that a film can be great without much (or any) substance - but this feels like the creators tried to make a substantive film and…

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    This one only gets better each time I return to it. Watching it this time, I kept thinking of the word "liminal." I know that's a buzzword right now, but it very well encapsulates the tremendous, sickeing feeling of something and nothing that permeates many of Kurosawa's films.

    He has mastered cultivating the eerie sensation that arises when a threshold is palpable. Our attention is called to its various forms over and over again - and that is what makes…

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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    I often wonder where you are. If you are alright. If you have enough to eat. If you have clothes to wear.

    Something about voicing this sort of earthly concern for people makes me well up immediately. It reminded me of moving away from home, about a decade ago now, and before my parents left my mum asked me if I was sure that I didn't need her to make my bed for me - something she hadn't done or…

  • His Motorbike, Her Island

    His Motorbike, Her Island

    ★★★★★

    I threw this on while taking a cold bath with an (unfortunately) tepid beer on this very hot evening, and I was entranced. Great combination, consider my day elevated. And to top it all off - the score slaps, what a pleasure.