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The Myrka’s Film Reviews

30 Films have been rated or reviewed by The Myrka.

Belle De JourBelle De Jour (Beauty of the Day) (1967)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) Repressed sexuality with a dash of Catholic guilt has rarely been so well presented on screen as it is in Buñuel's classic film. Catherine Deneuve is fantastically frosty in one of her iconic roles.
DVD $39.95
Twin Peaks (TV Series)Twin Peaks (TV Series) (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Twin Peaks: The Return) (2017)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) This is the greatest display of the cinematic art this century. There it is, I said it. Come at me.
DVD $64.95 | Blu-Ray $84.95
Twin Peaks - Season 1 (TV Series)Twin Peaks - Season 1 (TV Series) (1990)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) As perfect a season of television as you will ever find. You're drawn in by the mystery of Laura Palmer's death but stay for the inhabitants of the town of Twin Peaks. Along with one of the greatest TV characters ever, Special Agent Dale Cooper.
DVD $40 $30
I Am LoveI Am Love (Io sono l'amore) (2009)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) A feast of visual decadence that you could almost eat off the screen. Tilda Swinton holds court in an incredible performance of subdued, then empancipated sensuality.
Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 (TV Series)Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 (TV Series) (2009)
5 stars (Exceptional) Don't condescend me with your little pear...I wasn't busy with any beans...I'm protesting math. Comedy gold from the master, and that's without the Seinfeld alumni thrown in to the mix. Sheer joy.
Shutter IslandShutter Island (2010)
4 stars (Very Good) A brilliant pulp thriller, which perfectly evokes its period setting and keeps the viewer guessing to the very end. The casting is impeccable, starting with DiCaprio, through to great cameo roles from Patricia Clarkson and the great Max von Sydow.
DVD $10 $5, $39.95 | Blu-Ray $44.95
White Ribbon, TheWhite Ribbon, The (Das weisse Band) (2009)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) Haneke does it again with this knockabout comedy involving misunderstandings over a pet budgie, an hilarious family get–together and the origins of national socialism. What a hoot!
A Single ManA Single Man (2009)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) The film moves through a day in the life of Firth's grieving English professor and you are drawn to his plight, with tension sustained by the knowledge that he is planning to end his own life. A beautiful film and one with a furiously beating heart.
8 Women8 Women (8 Femmes) (2001)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) If you see one French, musical murder mystery, this has to be it. Deranged yet delectable, this is a feast for the eyes – throw in Deneuve, Huppert, Beart and more and you've got a classic.
AntichristAntichrist (2009)
3 stars (Good Enough) Lars von Trier courts controversy in new movie – shock, horror. Despite some time having elapsed since seeing this, the images still bleed into my mind. Watch at your own peril.
DVD $30 $22.50

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