Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • F for Fake

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  • True Stories

    ★★★★★

  • Moon, 66 Questions

    ★★★½

  • Psy-Warriors

    ★★★

  • I Am a Mutoid: A Glastonbury Hero

    ★★★½

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  • Moon, 66 Questions

    Moon, 66 Questions

    ★★★½

    52 films by women 2022: 40/52.

    "It begins in exactly the way Still Alice and The Father don’t, with near-abstract home video footage overlaid with a cryptic voiceover. The voiceover is spoken by Sofia Kokkali as the protagonist Artemis, who marks out the events in her life by pairing them up with artistic landmarks – 'The Catcher in the Rye is first published, I learn to cook lentils' is a typical diary entry. The nostalgic imagery and focus on memory…

  • Psy-Warriors

    Psy-Warriors

    ★★★

    The middle segment in a run of three back-to-back collaborations between the director Alan Clarke and the screenwriter David Leland (Beloved Enemy and Made in Britain were the other two), Psy-Warriors is almost a piece of journalism. Leland had been studying declassified reports on the British army's techniques for interrogating Irish prisoners for years; its broadcast, just one week after the death of the hunger striker Bobby Sands, made it more topical than even he and Clarke had anticipated. It's…

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  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    Too often, when we wonder who the Greatest Living Englishman is, we forget that Nick Park asked Dreamworks for thirty million dollars to make an internationally-released feature-length film about marrow-growing contests in Lancashire and they said yes.

  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★½

    I was going to add a caveat to this review, to say that perhaps it wasn't a 4.5 film, but if you're queer, or if you're from one of those towns - you know, the ones with shops that you've never seen without the shutters down, the ones whose people are said to be "workshy" by people on TV despite the fact that some of the older residents still have scars on their head that they got from literally, physically…