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  • Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany

    Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany 1984

    Watched 02 Dec, 2016

    Heimat is an epic series that narrates the life in the fictional german village of Schabbach through several decades, and whose creator Edgar Reitz has described as a work about “leaving home”. The first episode, which takes place right after the end of the First World War, clearly encapsulates this idea and could perfectly work as his own thing, but Heimat’s main political subject -the rise and fall of the Nazi party- takes shape in the following episodes. The use…

  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Oct, 2016

    I decided to give the Ghost in the Shell franchise another chance and I'm enjoying it more this time. Apparently Mamuro Oshii didn’t want to make a typical sequel, and thus GitS 2: Innocence works as an off-shoot or spin-off story, more concerned with the universe’s aesthetics than the overarching plot, similar to what Del Toro did with Hellboy II: The Golden Army. At times the 2-D animation is interjected with 3-D graphics, creating a weird stylistic contrast that hasn’t…

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  • The Wasp Woman

    The Wasp Woman 1959

    ★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2013 2

    I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?

    Corman might be a genius after all.

  • Paths of Glory

    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,…