Lee Haven Jones
|Das weisse Band Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
|You Were Never Really Here
|In the Mood for Love
|Wong Kar Wai
There is a rawness and brutality to the performances that takes my breath away. Brimming with fierce humanity, agonizing to watch and yet utterly compelling.
A quiet masterpiece that examines masculinity and male friendships in forensic detail. Restrained and gloriously subtle, it works its way into your soul.
Das weisse Band Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
In crisp black and white and with glacial pacing, this is a work that is shot through with a sense of creeping dread and resists easy interpretation. A period film with deeply disturbing contemporary resonances.
You Were Never Really Here
Counterpointing explosions of violence with beautiful visual poetry, this hallucination of a film is wonderfully crafted and continues to haunt me.
An orgy of controversy, this sophisticated cinematic fable employs horror tropes and visual metaphor to brilliant effect to offer a meditation on love, loneliness and loss. It is brutal and bursting with rage; and yet resonates with a sadness and sense of longing that is almost unbearable.