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  • The Dreamed Path

    The Dreamed Path 2016

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2016 3

    Reviewed as part of a long piece on Angela Schanelec for Cinema Scope magazine.

    "...Schanelec evokes our desires for moving beyond reality’s uncertainties and banalities, arousing our curiosities about the totality of an experience or a character’s psychology by presenting us with narratives that elide the details, the camera angles, or the words that might deliver us to somewhere or something that is beyond the ordinary. Like Godard [and Lewis Klahr, who I should have also mentioned], Schanelec presents us…

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2016

    Review for Cinema Scope magazine.

    Didn't mention or go into the debacle that was this film's absence from every major Spring/Summer European festival, which I felt somewhat obligated to do, but I don't think it would've been worth the effort; a few years from now, that nonsense ought to be long forgotten—a trivial footnote supplanted by the high virtues of the movie itself. (The last twenty minutes still give me chills, three weeks on.) That said, way more than the…

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  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Dec, 2014 7

  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2014

    Reviewed for Cinema Scope here.

    That's ~7% of what I currently have to say about this film. I'm by no means "a Godard," (of the 19 other features of his I've seen to date, my current second favourite is Alphaville, which scores a stingy 6.7 on the Richter scale) but for my money this is, in 2014 and ~3250 films into my cinephilia, the greatest cinematic achievement I have seen. That it made me burst into tears, for reasons still…