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My beautiful laundrette (1985)

– The working class is such a great disappointment to me.Highly unnatural kitchen sink melodrama that stumbles between powerful, funny, and cruel. Race, class, gender, love, sexuality, age, political views – everything is tainted, nothing is clean. Very eighties, very … Continue reading

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Manchester by the sea (2016) Shortcomings, grief, reconciliation – plus a great deal of awkwardly funny humor. Some very subtle and nuanced acting here, while the dark story unfolds deftly through effective use of flashbacks. It seems certain things just … Continue reading

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Roundhay garden scene (1888)

No story, no characterization, no subject matter – merely a peculiar fragment. A few seconds devoid of meaning, and still a definite must for every movie lover! The earliest known piece of film in existence, by pioneering cinematographic inventor Louis … Continue reading

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Short Cutts

In the fall (2011) Space Jockey Blues (2012) Argument #409 (2012) Man (2012) Duck hunt (2013) What a hunt! (2013) Anytime is ice cream time (2013) How will you die? (2014) We look amazing in these gowns (2014) Where are … Continue reading

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La La Land (2016) Intimate and grand, reinventing the classic musical in a warm, nostalgic, and tongue-in-cheeky way. Emma Stone’s face and voice are both remarkably touching in this charming mixture of fantasy and reality. Love, sacrifice, and consequences – … Continue reading

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The great Gatsby (2013)

Too much of nothing can make a man feel ill at ease, as the bard sings. The flamboyant and superficial extravagance of Baz Luhrmann’s flawed take on new money versus old actually serves to heighten the existential angst of the … Continue reading

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Mortal breakup inferno (2014)

In only three minutes, this has everything: tempo, style(s!), emotion, playfulness, colour – and a real story with a real ending! There are a few seconds of sloppiness scattered here and there, but I’ll write that off on the expressionist … Continue reading

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