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  • Palo Alto 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2014 2

    Palo Alto operates in the same wavelength of a clothing commercial most of the time, showing young pretty people doing careless stuff in fashionable clothes. Some shots seem directly taken from a fashion magazine, I don't know if this is accidental or just part of Gia Coppola’s newfound style. Either way, you can blame Wes Anderson for giving this much importance to a film’s wardrobe.

    When Palo Alto isn’t busy trying to sell you a pair of Vans® it focuses…

  • James Dean 2001

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    Painfully bland and unambitious James Dean biopic. The film follows Dean's life in the most surface way possible, being even less informative than a wikipedia article. It never goes too in-depth into anything; the film seems to be on a rush to get to the end, trying to pass as quickly as possible through the "obligatory" major points in Dean's life. Maybe I’m not being fair, because after all this is a made for TV movie with a small budget,…

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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…