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  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness 2013

    Watched 28 Feb, 2014

    A lot of Russel’s work revolves around this energetic movement, a movement between change and permanence, past and present, opposite forces that co-exist and move life forward. It seems like the best way to represent these vibrant movements is by those eternal “trances” (both musical and mental) and “trips” (both hallucinatory and real) that he loves to film. There might be change and movement but the spirit, the state of mind, reminds the same: In Let Each One Go Where…

  • Nebraska 2013

    ★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2014

    Seeing no trailers, and judging only by the poster, I actually thought this would be a straight up -slightly depressing- drama. Then I realized it was directed by Alexander Payne and that it was more of a comedy drama, which was kind of disappointing. I can only blame myself I guess.

    I mean, don’t get me wrong, I liked Payne’s previous two works (especially Sideways), but Nebraska feels like a film that I have seen a thousand times before. The…

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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…