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  • Short Cuts 1993

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    I’m not the biggest fan of Nashville (I think that you need to have grown in America to really get that film, and my European mindset didn’t help) so I had my reservations about Short Cuts, another of Altman’s big-cast-american-way-of-life films.

    Although much like Nashville, Short Cuts suffers from expandable characters and boring sub-plots that go nowhere, some things have changed this time around: the characters are less goofy and overall better-written, and the approach is less satirical, maybe in…

  • V/H/S/2 2013

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    What makes these V/H/S movies interesting and refreshing is the fact that they don’t try to subvert or deconstruct the genre (like Scream or The Cabin in the Woods), -in fact, they embrace its cliches and tropes- but rather they attempt to add a modern flavor to our conception of the found footage sub-genre by taking it into unxeplored territories. Unlike the first V/H/S (which was a pleasant surprise for someone who isn’t really into this stuff and avoids anthologies)…

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  • Paths of Glory 1957

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2013 3

    Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2013

    Wow, what a film, watched it last night, but I needed to digest it a little more to make a review. The Master is probably the most ambiguous film I have seen in a while, and it has obviously led to a lot of confusion. And no, I can't say that I have fully understand it, but here are my thougts:

    I can't help myself but to see some similarities between aspects of the film and Freud's theories. In the…