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Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film The Conversation

One of those rare films that I'd wager is perfect in all the aspects it wants to be what it is.... but also a film that I don't like as much as I try to. It makes me feel alienated and emotionally detached. A film like Repulsion is also icy dramatically, but it still manipulates you with its emotions. This is a Brechtian-style of realism, a detached reality: a realism that's bloated, dry, and dramatically drifting.