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  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    ★★★½

    A truly bizarre film which has a glitchy video aesthetic that is pretty much only associated with stuff on Adult Swim or the early Internet stylings mimicked by the Vaporwave crew like James Ferraro. Mostly digitally animated with live action sequences (mainly the creator walking in the desert in a beekeeping suit)

    The plot involves a lot of esoteric pseudoscience (“psychic research” kind of thing) but it veers off into so many different crazy directions from its starting point. It's…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★½

    Dunkirk meets The Revenant for the PlayStation generation

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★

    It's hard to know what to make of this film. Is it long, indulgent and full of unnecessary monologues? Of course it is but its what we like about Tarantino. The movie takes place primarily in one room (reminiscent of Reservoir Dogs) which makes his decision to shoot in 70mm even more idiosyncratic but nevertheless it does look good although the half-baked script could have done with more work than the visuals. The story involves a group of ne'er do…

  • Godard's Passion

    Godard's Passion

    ★★★★

    “You have to live stories before inventing them.” What is the story in Godard’s “Passion” about? Well, what is any Godard movie about? There are many stories intertwined in the film – the tribulations of a director who can’t get his film, which recreates the greatest works of art from masters like Goya and Rembrandt, under budget; a bunch of on-set extra-marital love affairs; and a factory worker who is to sue her boss for unfair dismissal. These stories are…