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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2014 2

    “Is great when a machine films other machines” said Rivette regarding Kubrick’s 2001. I have always felt that this quote would be more suitable for someone like David Fincher, who like Kubrick has been accused of being cold. Maybe it’s because both directors have an interest in exploring men darkest impulses that this coldness is somehow inevitable. However, while Kubrick’s later films work in a grander, abstract scale, where the characters are often nothing more than Kubrick’s guinea pigs, Fincher…

  • George Washington 2000

    ★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    When David Gordon Green says that his biggest influence is Terrence Malick he means it. The voice overs, the search for that elusive innocence, the gentle pacing, it’s all undeniably present in George Washington. However, the characters seem afar, separated from the audience, maybe it’s for the lack of close-ups or because at times the scenes are framed like if you were watching a stage play (1 ,2) or something, whatever it is, a lot of the situations feel forced,…

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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…