2017: A Year in Review

Another year is complete, but not without having talked about the wonderful experiences we’ve had at the cinemas. Together with the not-so-wonderful films. But alas, this has been an extraordinary year for films for the highlights still managed to stick their landing inside of our minds – and the inevitable “what about such and such?” will come but I will remind you that it would have been outright impossible for me to have been able to catch virtually every movie that had come out the previous year to make sure I wouldn’t forget other highlights that may not have made it.
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The Handmaiden – Review

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It took me three viewings to realize everything that I loved most about Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, for the director’s twisted erotic thriller has proven to be his best work since Oldboy – another thriller almost as demented, if not, maybe even more. If last year already had found its own lesbian treasure through Todd Haynes’s Carol, then it’s safe to say another one has arisen from The Handmaiden. I knew something eluded me on my first go but it was on a third viewing where it was easy enough for myself to solidify The Handmaiden as one of my favourites of the year, and maybe even the decade at that.

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