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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    8.5

    A psychadelic polygon. An ethereal deodarant spray.
    Cinema has adapted over time and each decade has brought something new, most notably the 70s for its crime stories and gangster obsessions or the 80s for the birth of outrageous science fiction - many would certainly say the definitive genre of current times is that of the superhero and while I think this to be true in the mainstream, I think this is also the time for the 'experience film'. It…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    10.0

    I was watching The Silence of the Lambs (on my pile of shame) and when I realised it wasn't Harmony Korine, I immediately turned it off and cracked open Spring Breakers, inhaled the genius and there I was, listening to a Skrillex song and watching teenage nudity in maybe one of the most iconic openings I have ever seen; it was the start of the trip.
    After the tumultous opening pisses on the audience's faces, we reach the second…

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  • I Can't Sleep

    I Can't Sleep

    ★★★½

    Claire Denis Ranked
    (only just made this list)


    7.0

    The further down I go into Claire Denis's works, the more confident I am that I won't find a film that isn't great.
    I Can't Sleep is another hit and despite not sucking you into the mystery in a typically engaging way, it still grabbed me with both hands and managed to pull me into another experience, another little escape from real life.
    It makes you think for yourself and takes three-dimensional screenwriting to another dimension that I wasn't even aware existed.


    🔜 Nenette and Boni

  • No Fear, No Die

    No Fear, No Die

    ★★★½

    Claire Denis ranked

    7.0

    Claire Denis's second feature reprises a casting choice of Isaach De Bankolé in a leading role, and he's great once again; he does much of his acting visually. Alex Descas has just as much screen time and he is also great. The acting from the entire cast is marvellous but a Denis film is always going to be stylish and atmospheric and it's the case here too with the lingering visuals and direction catching your eye…

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  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    10.0

    One of the few truly terrifying movies out there in the world of horror.
    Some won't call this anything more than a psychological thriller because of the lack of any particular hyper-aggression or specific scares, but I tend to see Rosemary's Baby as horror in its truest form; the whole run time is one vast scare, one that gradually nosedives nearer to hell as every second ticks by.

    I have no idea how he achieves such a successive attack…

  • Heaven Knows What

    Heaven Knows What

    ★★★★

    8.0

    I almost never get truly disturbed by movies. I don't know why - I just don't, but within the first ten minutes Heaven Knows What left me cold with overwhelming fear, it made me feel internally sick and I couldn't watch any more so I gave up on the movie. Now, two days later, I saw the scene in question and it once again grinded on my bones - it's fucking unsettling...I continued this time though, and wow! This…