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  • Sun Don't Shine

    Sun Don't Shine

    ★★★★½

    Immersive, anxious and so well-crafted. Never settles for only capturing the milieu but actually embodies it as exquisitely as the beautiful handheld camerawork conveys the overall unhinged ambience.

    It was surely difficult to get a definitive grasp on its core in any emotional or narrative terms, but simultaneously that's exactly what felt so wonderful about it, that distinctive vagueness. And I grew to love Kate Lyn Sheil's performance!

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★½

    I'm so unsure how to feel about this as a whole. Despite admiring how it sometimes manages to craft a sinister atmosphere from its outlandish premise, I often had a difficult time really connecting with what was going on.

    For quite a while, I thought I was going to dislike this one more than I ended up. Even though the more tense scenes were typical Hitchcock quality, other aspects such as the totally meaningless romantic angle with totally underdeveloped characters…

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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★★★

    And here's another one that struck me so so much deeper now than the last time I saw it a few years ago - absolutely loved it, surely one of my favorite Lynch films as of now!

    A manic and violent, but ultimately life-affirming and strikingly endearing tale of true love in a hellscape of a world. So refreshing, so beautiful. From time to time, we all need those words of wisdom from Sheryl Lee as the Good Witch.

  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★★

    We, as a human species, don't deserve these creations of Varda's talent. What an immaculate glow this film has. Even though it's full of misery, the gorgeous color palette makes it feel like a heavenly fairytale saturated in sunflowers, and I love that dissonance.