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New-to-me Favourites: March 2020

Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001) Olivia (Jacqueline Audry, 1951) The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec, 2016) Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013) Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968) Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969) Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995) The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939) Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990)

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Streaming Recommendations: March 2020

MUBI: —Lourdes: As mentioned when I recommended Amour Fou last month, I don’t like Lourdes particularly: but it’s still worth it for the shy restraint of Sylvie Testud’s performance. —Wild Goose Lake: The improbably sexy Hu Ge is going to star in Wong Kar-wai’s next film, Blossoms, and owing to a bit of business he does here bandaging up a wound, […]

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Film Friday Essay

On the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival.

For every year I’ve attended the two major festivals nearest me (Edinburgh’s and Glasgow’s), there has been a film lying in wait. At EIFF 2017 I saw Terrence Malick’s Song to Song twice in quick succession; at GFF 2018 it was Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, by Claire Denis, that did it for me—now one of my […]

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New-to-me Favourites: Feburary 2020

Taipei Story (Edward Yang, 1985) Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, 2016) Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957) Chilly Scenes of Winter (Joan Micklin Silver, 1979) Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012) Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)