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  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★★

    "Poetry is untranslatable, like the whole of art."

    A new favourite. Much could be said about the technical elements of the film, from the dreary, dark, but beautiful colour grading to that sweet, sweet Stalker-like cinematography. However, the film's brilliance lies in Tarkovsky's personal drive shown throughout the film and in my opinion, this is the most personal film he made.

    In the last few years of his life, he stood and looked back on his life, all he's done,…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Somehow better than literally everything I've ever experienced.

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★½

    There are some great ideas here and it's technically very well presented overall. However, the film is at its strongest when it's exploring the dynamic between Monte and his daughter, and after the first quarter of an hour or so we get practically no development of that. The flashbacks were great don't get me wrong, a lot of cool ideas on human nature and reproduction there (the fuckbox was really something), but I couldn't seem to connect to most of…

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Delightful. Wholly original and full of magical wonder. Perfectly encapsulates the beauty and limitless possibility of animation and tells such a special and touching story of self-discovery. I'm over the moon.

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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    A crazy, bizarre, intense, violent and nauseating film. I don't think I'll experience anything close to this ever again, I'm floored. An exceptionally crafted nightmare. I hate it. I love it. It's extraordinary.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    My second favourite film by a mile. I'm beyond glad that I watched this again.