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Streaming Recommendations: February 2020

MUBI: —On Body and Soul: Ildikó Enyedi’s film uses the funniest, most tortured set-up possible to arrive at a beautiful contrivance: two lonely, lovelorn characters are both having the same dream when they sleep at night. What follows is an odd romance, leading up to a scene which in all truth made me break out […]

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1917

The dedication of 1917, which appears moments after the final scene closes, reads as follows: ‘For Lance Corporal Alfred H. Mendes 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps., who told us stories.’ That final clause is meant to hit like emotional shrapnel. Who told us stories. But who retells these stories is a question worth asking; […]

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New-to-me Favourites: Jan 2020

Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) The Cow (Dariush Mehrjui, 1969) Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth, 1987) Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978) Afternoon (Angela Schanelec, 2007)