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  • Il Grido

    Il Grido 1957

    ★★★½ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Il Grido is more or less your typical Antonioni film. We follow the life of a desperate man, Aldo, who after being rejected by the woman he loves wanders aimlessly through the land with his daughter. Aldo is incapable of keeping his life together and Antonioni makes sure we know it. While in his next film (L’avventura) the director was able to represent the social alienation of his characters more elegantly, Il Grido can be obnoxious about it, at times…

  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her 2002

    ★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    Hable con ella it’s a strange film. It’s hard to tell if it doesn’t know what it wants to be or if it’s just tricking you. The confusion might arise due to the fact that there’s a constant change of roles (both sexual and thematic). The film starts with a man crying in a theatre because the play is so moving, crying is usually seeing as an effeminate thing, and thus the film immediately starts with a reversal of the…

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  • 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,…

  • The Master

    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…