Jo Thornely

Two hundred and fifty-eighth film: Inception. This film is — for the most part and with an apology for saying so — a dream. The plot, that of a bunch of subconscious-roaming thieves raiding dreamt spaces for corporate secrets and planting ideas, is just accessible enough to be gripping and…

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Two hundred and fifty-second film: Il Deserto Rosso (The Red Desert). Look, I don’t know. I find Antonioni mostly impenetrable, which leaves me having to decide if I’m stupid or he is. Either way, I’m pretty sure I don’t like what he thinks of women, including this film’s heroine, Giuliana…

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