Jaime’s Film Diary: March 15, 2020

As expected, I’ve been keeping my Letterboxd up to date – so here’s yet another update for here in regards to what I have been watching as of late.

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‘Saint Maud’ TIFF Review: A Paranoid, Horrifying Tale of Devotion from a Brilliant New Voice

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The debut feature film of Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a peculiar horror film of sorts but it’s one that works its way into your own mind before it taps into an area that only makes the experience feel all the more nerve-wrecking. It’s impressive enough noting that this is only a first feature film too, because Rose Glass already carries a distinctive approach to the genre that feels like the work of an established auteur. Akin to many other religious horror classics whether they go from William Friedkin’s The Exorcist or Ken Russell’s The Devils, Saint Maud finds itself ranking among the best of these sorts for a newer generation – and it only leaves me wondering what more can Rose Glass offer within the future.

 

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A Quiet Passion – Review

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Terence Davies, one of the best filmmakers working in British cinema today, has only continued to prove his streak of beauty with the autobiographical A Quiet Passion. This sort of material was no surprise to have seen from Davies but in typical Davies fashion it just sweeps me away from its quietness, because there’s a clear love for Emily Dickinson’s poetry which allows for such a captivating experience to come by. And maybe it was right there where Davies only had the most fitting title to describe what he presented here in his work, because he’s shown a quiet passion for life as is – something that he has only ever managed to reflect so beautifully in his career. And maybe it may not be his best work, but it’s everything I love about Davies on the spot and then some.

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