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  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

    Looks like I'd forgotten a lot of this in the five years (!!!) that it's taken me to rewatch it, but that's alright, because it slapped all the harder. The sheer emotive, magical quality of the dream sequences and their joyous energy is almost enough to convince you they're filmed in colour, because every time we're plunged back into the silhouetted nightmare that is reality, the shadows seem just that little bit deeper, just that little bit more pitiless. This…

  • Brothers

    Brothers

    ★★★

    Robert and Max seemed to have a nice childhood.

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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Me: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?

    Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.

    Me: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    Eyes Wide Shit.