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  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Let the Right One In
  • Before Sunset
  • In Bruges

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  • After Yang

    ★★★★★

  • Adolescents

    ★★★★

  • See How They Run

    ★★★½

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★★

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  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★★

    Kogonada knows what's he doing, doesn't he? Sometimes I forget what I'm looking for in a film, then After Yang comes along and I realise what I really want is everything.

    A film with heart goes along way with me personally, but on top of that, Kogonada turns every frame into a masterpiece, builds his worlds through clothing and textures, uses sounds to create a kind of intimacy. It's not just the life-affirming story of what it means to exist…

  • Adolescents

    Adolescents

    ★★★★

    Real-life Boyhood following two teenage girls through exams, break-ups, arguments, and one devastating house fire.

    Uncontrollable as life is, Adolescents just about lucked out with its two leads. One girl wears her heart on her sleeve, rushes to enter the work force, is made to grow up quickly, and becomes a far-right Le Pen supporter.

    The other is quiet apart from when arguing with her mum, but her academic nature and her Teen Vogue-ready looks add depth to her loneliness.…

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  • A Silent Voice

    A Silent Voice

    ★★★★★

    Boy meets girl. Boy bullies girl. Boy matures and tries to set things right.

    I really hated Ishida. You're supposed to, obviously. He bullies Nishimiya for no reason other than her deafness. He would have bullied her regardless, just because she was new to the class. He is the ringleader and the enabler for his friends to bully her too.

    Cut to years later and something has changed. He's distanced himself from who he used to be. Ostracised by his…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★½

    aka THE GRAVEST SHOWMAN